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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Villy Kourafalou

University of Miami

Project List:

Influence of river induced fronts on hydrocarbon transport

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Data Contact, Outreach Point of Contact

Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

A Coordinated Modeling Approach in Support of Oil Spill Tracking

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of OceanographyRole: Co-Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 8

2014

Ghani, M. H., Hole, L. R., Fer, I., Kourafalou, V. H., Wienders, N., Kang, H. S., et al. (2014). The SailBuoy remotely-controlled unmanned vessel: Measurements of near surface temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Methods in Oceanography, 10(2014), 104–121.
Halliwell Jr., G. R., Srinivasan, A., Kourafalou, V., Yang, H., Willey, D., Le Henaff, M., et al. (2014). Rigorous Evaluation of a Fraternal Twin Ocean OSSE System for the Open Gulf of Mexico. J. AtmJ. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.os. Oceanic Technol., 31(1), 105–130.
Schiller, R. V., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2014). Loop Current Impact on the Transport of Mississippi River Waters. Journal of Coastal Research, 30(6), 1287–1306.

2013

Androulidakis, Y. S., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2013). On the processes that influence the transport and fate of Mississippi waters under flooding outflow conditions. Ocean Dynamics, 63(2-3), 143–164.
Kourafalou, V. H., & Androulidakis, Y. S. (2013). Influence of Mississippi River induced circulation on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill transport: MISSISSIPPI PLUME IMPACT ON DWH OIL. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118(8), 3823–3842.

2012

Kourafalou, V. H., & Kang, H. (2012). Florida Current meandering and evolution of cyclonic eddies along the Florida Keys Reef Tract: are they inter-connected? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 117(C5).
Le Henaff, M., Kourafalou, V., Paris, C. B., Helgers, J., Aman, Z. M., Hogan, P., et al. (2012). Surface Evolution of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Patch: Combined Effects of Circulation and Wind-Induced Drift. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(13), 7267–7273.
Paris, C. B., Le Henaff, M., Aman, Z. M., Subramaniam, A., Helgers, J., Wang, D. - P., et al. (2012). Evolution of the Macondo Well Blowout: Simulating the Effects of the Circulation and Synthetic Dispersants on the Subsea Oil Transport. Environ. Sci. Technol., 46(24), 13293–13302.

Conference Presentations - 19

2017

Garcia-Pineda, O., Hu, C., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2017). Tactical Oil Spill Observation with an Unmanned Aerial System. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Kourafalou, V. H., Androulidakis, Y., Le Henaff, M., Kang, H., Garcia, O., Hu, C., et al. (2017). River induced fronts and influence of shelf and mesoscale circulation on offshore removal of riverine waters: implications for hydrocarbon transport. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Le Hénaff, M., Muller-Karger, F., Kourafalou, V. H., Otis, D., & McEachron, L. (2017). Physical conditions associated with the coral mortality event of summer 2016 at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Sun, S., Hu, C., Garcia, O., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2017). Assessment of oil spill from the former Taylor platform in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Wettre, C., Hole, L., Dagestad, K., Kourafalou, V. H., Garcia, O., & Kang, H. (2017). Modeling the drift and spread of oil slicks in the Northern Gulf of Mexico using SAR imagery and forcing from a high-resolution hydrodynamic model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2015

Androulidakis, Y., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2015). Mississippi River plume and Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 11th Panhellenic Symposium of Oceanography & Fisheries. Mytilene, Greece : 05/13/15-05/17/15.
Androulidakis, Y., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2015). On the interaction of Mississippi River waters with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (Gulf of Mexico). In 36th IAHR World Congress. The Hague, Netherlands : 06/28/15-07/03/15.
Hole, L., Ghani, M. H., Fer, I., Kourafalou, V., Wienders, N., Kang, H., et al. (2015). The SailBuoy remotely-controlled unmanned vessel: measurements of near surface temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Kourafalou, V. H., & Androulidakis, Y. S. (2014). Influence of the Loop Current System on the transport and fate of Mississippi River waters under flooding conditions: a nested modeling approach. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14.
Wienders, N., L.R.H.,, Hasan, M., Peddie, D., Fer, I., & Kourafalou, V. (2014). Using the CMR Sailbuoy for Verification of Remote Sensing Measurements and Ocean Model Output in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Fransisco, CA - 12/09/13-12/13/13: Poster.

2013

Kourafalou, V. H., & Androulidakis, Y. (2013). Did the Mississippi River plume influence the surface spreading of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill patch? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Wienders, N., Hole, L. H., Hasan, M., Peddie, D., & Kourafalou, V. (2013). Gulf of Mexico Monitoring Via The Remotely Controlled CMR SailBuoy. In AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. San Francisco, CA, December 9 - 13, 2013: Poster.
Wienders, N., Hole, L. R., Hassan, M., Fer, I., & Kourafalou, V. H. (2013). Using the CMR Sailbuoy for verification of remote sensing measurements in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, June 16 - 19, 2012, San Francisco, California9 - 13: Poster.

2012

De Mey, P. J., He, R., Kourafalou, V., & Kurapov, A. (2012). Advances in Coastal Ocean Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Halliwell, G. R., Kourafalou, V. H., Srinivasan, A., Le Henaff, M., Yang, H., Willey, D., et al. (2012). Development and Evaluation of an Ocean OSSE System for the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Kourafalou, V. H., Kang, H., Hogan, P., & Smedstad, O. M. (2012). On the role of Loop Current eddies in altering the oil pathways during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Le Henaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Morel, Y., & Srinivasan, A. (2012). Intensification of the Loop Current frontal eddies in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Role of the Topography. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.
Paris, C. B., Le Henaff, M., Aman, Z. M., Helgers, J., Wang, D. P., Subramaniam, A., et al. (2012). Three-dimensional evolution of the Macondo well blowout: a nested numerical approach to the transport of oil. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Paris, C. B., Le Henaff, M., Aman, Z., Suramaniam, A., Helgers, J., Wang, D. P., et al. (2012). Three dimensional evolution of the Macondo well blowout: a nested numerical approach to the transport of oil. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.