Evolution of the Loop Current System During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event as Observed With Drifters and Satellites

  1. Yonggang Liu,
  2. Amy Macfadyen,
  3. Zhen-Gang Ji and
  4. Robert H. Weisberg
  1. Yonggang Y. Liu,
  2. Robert H. R. H. Weisberg,
  3. Chuanmin C. Hu,
  4. Charles C. Kovach and
  5. Rolf R. RiethmüLler

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2011GM001127

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

Liu, Y. Y., Weisberg, R. H. R. H., Hu, C. C., Kovach, C. C. and RiethmüLler, R. R. (2013) Evolution of the Loop Current System During the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Event as Observed With Drifters and Satellites, 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: 10.1029/2011GM001127

Author Information

  1. College Of Marine Science, University Of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, 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:

  • Gulf of Mexico;
  • Loop Current;
  • drifters;
  • ocean color index;
  • altimetry;
  • oil spill

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Data Sets

  • Entrainment of Surface Oil Into the Lc System

  • Evolution of the Lc System

  • Implications for the Transport of the Oil

  • Summary