PAOC Spotlights

Modeling Buoyant Surface Plumes

Wed February 9th, 2011
MITgcm News
Adjoint Sensitivity - Left to right, the ensemble mean fraction of tracer sensitivity at the "coastline" after 1, 30 and 180 days, for coastal regions (top to bottom) Louisiana, the Florida Straits and Cape Hatteras - source: R. Tulloch, C.N. Hill & O. JahnPrompted by the recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico, PAOC researchers Ross Tulloch, Chris Hill and Oliver Jahn have been computing the vulnerability of individual locations to remote buoyant surface plumes. You can read about the teams work in this MITgcm News story.