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).
Dr. Scott Socolofsky
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Texas A&M University
Dr. Jifeng Peng
Ph.D. Bioengineering Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Masters of Science, University of Alaska Anchorage