Guest Expert: Dr. Arthur Mariano
Date of Webinar: January 21, 2015, 4pm (EST)
Topic: The transport of oil in the ocean and methods used to track its movement
Title: Ocean Currents and the 2010 Deep Water Horizon Oil Blowout
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Description: This webinar discusses what happened to the Deep Water Horizon blowout oil from the pipe to the beaches and marshes. It will emphasize the physical processes that cause oil transport and dispersion, especially ocean currents and winds. The measurement and prediction of ocean currents for oil spill modeling will be detailed.
Guest Expert Bio: Professor Arthur J. Mariano is a full professor of physical oceanography in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the U. of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and marine science from Stockton State College, and a PhD in physical oceanography from the U. of Rhode Island under the guidance of Professor Tom Rossby. Arthur was a post-doc and on the research faculty at Harvard.
His research includes ocean currents (http://oceancurrents.rsmas.miami.edu/), Lagrangian dynamics and prediction, ocean modeling, statistical data analysis and assimilation, remote sensing, ocean heat dynamics, and tagging large pelagic fish. He is a member of the NASA Sea Surface Temperature Science Team, SE FL Coral Reef Initiative Technical Advisory Committee, co-PI of the Consortium for the Advanced Research into the Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment (CARTHE), and the co-founder of the Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics group (http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/LAPCOD/). Arthur is also an avid fisherman, the president of the Hollywood Hills Saltwater Fishing Science and Social Club, and speaks at many fishing clubs on the science of fishing and fish tagging.
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