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Özgökmen Presents Drifter Research from Oil-Spill Study at U.S. Climate Summit

Setting research priorities for the next 10-15 years was the focus of the 2013 U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Research Program (CLIVAR) Summit held in July.

Meeting organizers invited Dr. Tamay Özgökmen with the University of Miami to present results on ocean processes from his team’s Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD) experiment conducted after the Deepwater Horizon incident to improve prediction models of oil transport. The connection between climate and the GLAD experiment is that processes at the ocean’s upper boundary layer – submesoscales – are an important part for the ocean’s carbon intake, thereby regulating the amount of Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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