ROFFS: Oil-dispersant mixture 40 miles south of Florida Keys on June 22


ROFFSâ„¢ OCEANOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS FOR THE DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL AREA (Public Version), June 22, 2010:

Satellite data from... combined infrared and ocean color data from June 19-22, 2010

“WOM” = water-oil-dispersant mixture at the surface and subsurface of the ocean

The surface oil has spread to the Big Bend area of Florida near 85°00’W & 29°30-40’N.

Based on the southward flow of the water we anticipate that the surface oil will move relatively slowly southward over the west Florida continental shelf until it reaches the area (approximately near 84°00’W & 26°30’N) where the influence of the Loop Current eddy “Franklin” will increase the oil’s southward velocity.

When the oil reaches the area near the northern boundary of the Loop Current (near 84°00’W & 24°30’N) it appears that some of the oil will move eastward into the Florida Current and Gulf Stream, as well as, westward around the Loop Current eddy “Franklin.”

The drifter buoys have shown this path as well. Some of the oil that will be moving over the west Florida continental shelf could move to the Florida Bay area as a function of the winds in that zone.

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ROFFS Oil Spill Analysis, June 22

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