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CARTHE Drifters Provide Unprecedented Amounts of Data for Gulf of Mexico Science

With a Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) award, the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE), led by Dr. Tamay Özgökmen at the University of Miami (UM), is conducting the largest-scale experiment of its kind in the Gulf. This past summer, over the course of a week, Dr. Brian Haus (UM) and his research team deployed 300 custom-made drifters near the Deepwater Horizon site and Louisiana coast.

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