Near Shore Particle Tracking in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Following the collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 22, 2010, the ADCIRC model has been used to identify potential oil movement in near shore areas of the Northern Gulf of Mexico. This work leverages extensive ADCIRC model development for very high resolution storm surge and inundation studies in this region.
These results represent a joint effort of the following groups:
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences
- University of Notre Dame Computational Hydraulics Laboratory
- University of Texas Computational Hydraulics Groups, ICES
- University of Texas Center for Space Research
- Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas
- NOAA/NESDIS/Satellite Analysis Branch, Experimental Marine Pollution Surveillance Program
- Seahorse Coastal Consulting
Web support provided by the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Funding for this work was provided by:
- National Science Foundation TeraGrid
- National Science Foundation RAPID Grant—Office of Cyberinfrastructure
- Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate through the Center of Excellence for Natural Disasters, Coastal Infrastructure and Emergency Management (DIEM)
- NOAA IOOS Program
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