Investigation of the Three Dimensional Eulerian Flow and Resulting Lagrangian Transport Pathways on the Alabama Shelf pathways on the Alabama shelf


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

GoMRI Year One Block Grant

Project Location: Multiple States

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Year Awarded: 2011

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Petroleum

Project Description

During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, there was tremendous uncertainty about where to protect or collect oil in order to best use the finite response resources. This was, in part, caused by the lack of understanding of the three dimensional flow field in the central northern Gulf of Mexico and its associated forcing functions. The spatial variability in the forcing functions and resulting flow field will generate dramatically different Lagrangian trajectories of oil based substances depending on their depth and shelf position.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, NOAA, University of Florida, University of South Alabama


Project ID: 68
Project Name: Investigation of the Three Dimensional Eulerian Flow and Resulting Lagrangian Transport Pathways on the Alabama Shelf pathways on the Alabama shelf
SourceUID: 14
Latitude: 30.2503634
Longitude: -88.07877409
Country: United States of America
State or Province: AL, CO, FL
County:
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): Petroleum
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2011
Implementing Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL)
Implementing Organization Type: State
Point of Contact – Name: Brian Dzwonkowski
Point of Contact – Phone: briandz@maine.edu
Point of Contact – Email: 207-581-4391
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, NOAA, University of Florida, University of South Alabama
Link: http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=14
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : 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
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 41400
DWH Funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: GoMRI Year One Block Grant
DWH Dollar Amount : 41400
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: GOMRI Master Research Agreement
Award Year: 2011
Award Month: 1
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB