Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016
This study’s main objective is to quantify turbulence-induced dispersion. An integrated, multi-platform, observational field effort is proposed that makes direct observations of turbulent mixing in the Gulf of Mexico outer continental slope region near the BP Deepwater Horizon well and across the northern Gulf of Mexico. The results of this project will help improve the representation of mixing processes in modern plume dispersal models. Quantification of the turbulent field will support vastly improved forecast capabilities of present and planned numerical models. The project will provide research opportunities and at-sea training for a graduate student at Texas A&M University.