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Arctic Oil Spill Modeling


Texas A&M University


ADAC's team is developing techniques to estimate the spread of oil in ice-bound environments and produce forecasting models which can be coupled with existing oil spill forecasting systems. These techniques will estimate the spread of oil released under ice by well blow-outs and pipeline ruptures as well as oil released among ice by events such as ship groundings. The models will utilize Arctic sea ice and current data from the High-Resolution Ice/Ocean Modeling and Assimilation System (HIOMAS) and will be incorporated into the General NOAA Operational Modeling Environment (GNOME) as well as ADAC's principle end-to-end effort, Arctic Information Fusion Capability (AIFC).

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Portrait of 		Dr. Scott Socolofsky

Principal Investigator

Dr. Scott Socolofsky

Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University

Portrait of 		Dr. Jifeng Peng

Principal Investigator

Dr. Jifeng Peng

Ph.D. Bioengineering Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Portrait of 		Kelsey Frazier

Fellow Researcher

Kelsey Frazier

ADAC Fellow
Masters of Science, University of Alaska Anchorage