Introduction to Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

  1. Yonggang Liu,
  2. Amy Macfadyen,
  3. Zhen-Gang Ji and
  4. Robert H. Weisberg
  1. Yonggang Liu1,
  2. Amy Macfadyen2,
  3. Zhen-Gang Ji3 and
  4. Robert H. Weisberg1

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2011GM001147

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., Macfadyen, A., Ji, Z.-G. and Weisberg, R. H. (2011) Introduction to Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon 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: 10.1029/2011GM001147

Author Information

  1. 1

    College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

  2. 2

    Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, Washington, USA

  3. 3

    Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Herndon, Virginia, 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:

  • oil spill;
  • Deepwater Horizon;
  • Gulf of Mexico;
  • observations;
  • numerical models;
  • marine pollution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Mapping the Surface Oil

  • Mapping of Subsurface Hydrocarbons

  • Observations of Ocean Circulation

  • Modeling of the Oil Spill Trajectory

  • Concluding Remarks