Impacts Of Loop Current Frontal Cyclonic Eddies And Wind Forcing On The 2010 Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

  1. Yonggang Liu,
  2. Amy Macfadyen,
  3. Zhen-Gang Ji and
  4. Robert H. Weisberg
  1. Nan D. N. D. Walker,
  2. Chet T. C. T. Pilley,
  3. Vandana V. V. V. Raghunathan,
  4. Eurico J. E. J. D'Sa,
  5. Robert R. R. R. Leben,
  6. Nicholas G. N. G. Hoffmann,
  7. Peter J. P. J. Brickley,
  8. Patrice D. P. D. Coholan,
  9. Neha N. Sharma,
  10. Hans C. H. C. Graber and
  11. Raymond E. R. E. Turner

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2011GM001120

Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise

Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise

How to Cite

Walker, N. D. N. D., Pilley, C. T. C. T., Raghunathan, V. V. V. V., D'Sa, E. J. E. J., Leben, R. R. R. R., Hoffmann, N. G. N. G., Brickley, P. J. P. J., Coholan, P. D. P. D., Sharma, N. N., Graber, H. C. H. C. and Turner, R. E. R. E. (2011) Impacts Of Loop Current Frontal Cyclonic Eddies And Wind Forcing On The 2010 Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (eds Y. Liu, A. Macfadyen, Z.-G. Ji and R. H. Weisberg), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2011GM001120

Author Information

  1. Department Of Oceanography And Coastal Sciences/Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Usa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904856

Online ISBN: 9781118666753

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Keywords:

  • Deepwater Horizon oil spill;
  • BP oil spill motion;
  • Loop Current circulation;
  • Loop Current frontal eddies;
  • satellite tracking of oil;
  • cyclone merger

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Data and Methods

  • Surface Oil Motion: 20 April to 11 May

  • Offshore Oil Entrainment Event

  • Oil Motion, Winds, and Currents: June/July/August

  • Summary and Conclusions