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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Mark Allen Bourassa

Florida State University

Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS)

2000 Levy Avenue, Bldg. A, Suite 292
P.O. Box 3062741
Tallahassee, FL  323062741  

bourassa@coaps.fsu.edu

Project List:

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

Automated Mapping of Surface Oil Spill: Surface Physics and Remote Sensing Associated with Movement and Identification of a Slick

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Impact of Crude Oil on Coastal and Ocean Environments of the West Florida Shelf and Big Bend Region from the Shoreline to the Continental Shelf Edge

Year One Block Grant - The Northern Gulf InstituteRole: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead, Task Data Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2014

Nedbor-Gross, R., Dukhovskoy, D. S., Bourassa, M. A., Morey, S. L., & Chassignet, E. P. (2014). Investigation of the Relationship Between the Yucatan Channel Transport and the Loop Current Area in a Multidecadal Numerical Simulation. mar technol soc j, 48(4), 15–26.

2013

Zheng, Y., Bourassa, M. A., & Hughes, P. (2013). Influences of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients and Surface Roughness Changes on the Motion of Surface Oil: A Simple Idealized Study. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52(7), 1561–1575.

Conference Presentations - 6

2014

Aktas, D., Velissariou, P., Chassignet, E., & Bourassa, M. (2014). Analysis of the Effects of SST and Model Resolutions on the Identification of the 1993 Superstorm Using an Ocean-Atmosphere Coupled Regional System. In AGU Fall Meeting 2014. San Francisco, CA : 12/15/2014-12/19/2014: Poster.
Bourassa, M. A., Zheng, Y., & Hughes, P. J. (2014). Influences of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients and Surface Roughness Changes on the Motion of Surface Oil: A Simple Idealized Study. In 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. San Diego, CA : 03/31/14-04/04/14.

2013

Zheng, Y., Bourassa, M. A., & Hughes, P. (2013). Impacts of Sea Surface Temperature Gradients and Surface Roughness Changes on the Motion of Surface Oil: A Simple Idealized Study. In International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team Meeting. Kailua-Kona, HI, May 6-8, 2013: Poster.

2012

Hughes, P. J., & Bourassa, M. A. (2012). Influence of Sea Surface Temperature on Near Surface Winds: Baroclinic vs. Stability Impacts. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Zheng, Y., Bourassa, M. A., & Hughes, P. (2012). How temperature and roughness changes due to a slick influence the motion of a surface oil slick. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Zheng, Y., Bourassa, M. A., & Hughes, P. (2012). Influence of sea surface temperature gradient and roughness changes due to a slick on the motion of surface oil. In International Ocean Vector Winds Science Team Meeting. Utrecht, Netherlands, January 12th, 2012: Poster.