Understanding How the Complex Topography of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Influences Water-column Mixing Processes and the Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Oil and Gas after a Blowout


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Pelagic Zone
Fish / Fish Habitats

Project Description

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.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University


Project ID: 518
Project Name: Understanding How the Complex Topography of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Influences Water-column Mixing Processes and the Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Oil and Gas after a Blowout
SourceUID: 279
Latitude: 41.524182
Longitude: -70.671233
Country: United States of America
State or Province: MA, TX
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Project Category: Science
Project Action: Physical Aspects Research
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s): Pelagic Zone
Targeted Resource(s): Fish / Fish Habitats
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Kurt Polzin
Point of Contact – Phone: kpolzin@whoi.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=279
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
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Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
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Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2979970
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI RFP-V: Investigator Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 2979970
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: P