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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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“Drifting in the Gulf” Video Depicts the Trials and Errors of Designing the Perfect Drifter

May 25, 2017 (GoMRI) The Deepwater Horizon event highlighted the need for more economical and ecofriendly methods to accurately track and study ocean currents. Scientists with the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II) spent two years testing different structures and materials to develop a practical, cost-efficient, and […]

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Study Investigates Influence of Hurricanes on Ocean Surface Currents

(GoMRI) May 4, 2017 Scientists used GPS data collected from ocean drifters during Hurricane Isaac with a coupled atmosphere-wave-ocean model to better understand how hurricanes affect upper ocean circulation. The researchers found that hurricane-induced Stokes drift (wind-wave-driven water mass transport) created a cyclonic rotational flow to the storm’s left and an anticyclonic rotational flow to […]

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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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