Posts Tagged "Climate & Environmental Hazards"



New Analysis: Winds Helped Keep Oil From SoFla During 2010 Gulf Spill

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was and remains the largest oil spill in U.S. history, with more than 200 million gallons of crude oil released at about 1,500m depth off the Mississippi Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the accident, because of the proximity of the intense Loop Current, flowing from the Yucatan Channel to the Florida Straits, many were concerned that oil at the ocean's surface would reach South Florida...

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Featured Scientist – Benjamin Kirtman, PhD

Dr. Benjamin Kirtman is the Program Director for the Physical Sciences & Engineering at the Center for Computational Science. He is also a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Research. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Dr. Kirtman was a Professor at George...

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CCS systems architect to lead database development for Gulf of Mexico project Felimon “Nonong” Gayanilo, CCS systems architect (pictured at right), has accepted the position of systems architect for the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC) at the Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. There, he will lead a technical team to develop a comprehensive research...

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EPA Gulf Guardian Award 2011

EPA Gulf Guardian Award 2011 Felimon Gayanilo received the 2011 EPA Gulf Guardian award in the partnership category  for his leading role in the development of the data portal for the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA).   The portal was deemed a key component of the centralized data management system, benefiting a broad community. The  purpose of the portal is to aggregate near real-time...

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Benjamin Kirtman, PhD

[tab:Summary] Program Director Associate Dean for Research, RSMAS Professor, Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Dr. Benjamin Kirtman is the program director for the physical science and engineering at the Center for computational science.  He is also a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), where he also serves as...

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