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One thousand drifters and one future satellite in the Gulf of Mexico

April 1, 2016

AVISO :: Image of the Month – April 2016 The Gulf of Mexico shows a number of interesting oceanic features. The Loop Current for example enters the Gulf by the strait between the Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba, and makes a loop that goes more or less deep. Sometimes, this loop breaks, and forms a lone […]

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Ocean Current in Gulf of Mexico Linked to Red Tide

January 12, 2016

Results can help provide warning of red tide conditions in Florida’s coastal regions January 12, 2016 MIAMI – A new study found that a major ocean current in the Gulf of Mexico plays an important role in sustaining Florida red tide blooms. The University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science research […]

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Grad Student Hamilton Hunts Oil Using Microbes

November 11, 2015

(GoMRI) November 11, 2015 Bryan Hamilton never planned to be a microbiologist, but when the opportunity arose to study microbes that produce biosurfactant in response to oil exposure, he was drawn in completely. His research investigated the potential connection between these microbes and natural surface slicks and if this connection could help scientists detect oil […]

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Modelling Study Quantifies Gas Bubbles Effects on Oil Plume Dynamics

September 30, 2015

(GoMRI) September 30, 2015 Scientists assessed subsurface hydrocarbon plume simulations to understand the role of released gases on plume behavior. The simulations showed that the presence of gas, even at relatively small volumes, significantly increased the mixing of hydrocarbons in the plume. Gas bubbles moving past the slower-moving oil amplified vertical and horizontal plume growth. […]

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