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Particle trajectories: daily launches near the Deepwater Horizon location


Water particle trajectories are simulated using the state-of-the-art Connectivity Modeling System (CMS) developed at the University of Miami (Dr. Claire Paris; cparis@rsmas.miami.edu). Coupling of the CMS to the real-time GoM-HYCOM simulation provides probabilistic forecast of water particle trajectories.

We demonstrate surface water particle trajectories launched  at the spill site in daily releases. This illustrates the dominant circulation and IS NOT AN OIL SPILL PREDICTION.

 

Particle trajectories: daily launches near the Deepwater Horizon location

DESCRIPTION:

Total 32 particles in a blue box were launched at one day interval starting on April 21 for the next 12 days (till May 02). Particle trajectories end on May 08. Trajectory computations were done on May 05 with three-day forecast currents provided by the real time GOM-HYCOM


CONTACT:
Dr. Villy Kourafalou — vkourafalou@rsmas.miami.edu
Dr. HeeSook Kang — hkang@rsmas.miami.edu


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