Evolution of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, April 20-June 13

Hindcast shows the Florida Keys being affected from May 19-May 30 and just south of the Florida Keys from June 6 onward.

Drifting eastward towards the Tampa Bay & Sarasota, FL areas, approximately 20-30 miles offshore on June 13.

University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Lagrangian Coherent Structures, Maria Josefina Olascoaga

Evolution based on IASNFS – NCOM, Navy Coastal Ocean Model

The use of Lagrangian Coherent Structures, which separate dynamically distinct regions such as turbulent flows in fluid dynamics, to understand the evolution of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

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