Posts Tagged "Deepwater Horizon"



At least one CCS Member is doing fieldwork for three weeks this summer in the Gulf of Mexico as part of a multi-institution research project to study ocean flow. Funded by BP through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen is the project director of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) looking at how the Gulf waters transport things like oil or other...

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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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Dr. Villy Kourafalou is a Research Associate Professor at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, where she leads the Coastal and Shelf Seas Group in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. She is also the co-Director of the Ocean Modeling and Observing System Simulation Experiments joint center with the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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