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Understanding the next oil spill

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment

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CARTHE is a research team dedicated to predicting the fate of oil released into our environment to help inform and guide response teams, thereby protecting and minimizing damage to human health, the economy, and the environment.

How CARTHE works

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University of Miami Continues to Rely on SPOT for Oceanic Flow Study in the Gulf of Mexico

April 11, 2017 Covington, LA, April 11, 2017- Globalstar (NYSE MKT: GSAT) announced today that the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) will be deploying 550 SPOT Trace satellite trackers in its continued research expedition with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), which […]

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Study Quantifies Influence of Data Input on Confidence in Loop Current Forecasts

(GoMRI) April 11, 2017 Researchers described in a recent study a surrogate-based technique to quantify the uncertainty in forecasting the oceanic circulation. The authors focused on the time period during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill when an extended Loop Current increased the risk of carrying the oil slick towards the eastern seaboard of the U.S. […]

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Study Characterizes River Plume Mixing Processes in Coastal Waters

(GoMRI) March 7, 2017 Scientists assessed the behavior of a Florida river plume to determine how it might influence the transport and dispersion of surface oil near coastal regions. The researchers found that the near-surface measurements of dissipation at the front’s bounding edge were four orders of magnitude larger than the environment beneath. Frontal processes […]

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