A team of UCLA oceanographers towed a small boat to Louisiana to study water currents in the Gulf of Mexico last month.
UCLA, with a consortium of institutions, studied how oceanic currents move oil in areas affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill. As part of its settlement after the spill, BP funded the consortium’s research through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
Jeroen Molemaker, an associate atmospheric and oceanic sciences researcher who led the multi-institutional research team, said the experiment focused on small-scale processes in the ocean that cause oil to accumulate rather than spread.
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