Friday, June 25, 2010

Deep Water Horizon Oil Slick Will Probably Carry Oil Along the Atlantic Coast

This map is a still shot from an animated computer model that predicts the trajectory of the Deep Water Horizon Gulf oil slick after 130 days.--University Corporation for Atmospheric Research *(UCAR), "Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast" (6-3-10)

UCAR (6-3-10) reports:

BOULDER—A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators. (Read the full text and see the videos.)

* The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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