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Scott A. Socolofsky

Texas A&M University

Zachry Department of Civil Engineering

College of Engineering
3136 TAMU
College Station , TX  77843  

socolofs@tamu.edu

Project List:

Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems II (C-IMAGE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of Gulf Ecosystems (C-IMAGE)

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

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 15

2017

Gros, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., et al. (2017). Petroleum dynamics in the sea and influence of subsea dispersant injection during Deepwater Horizon. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114(38), 10065–10070.

2016

Fraga, B., Stoesser, T., Lai, C. C. K., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). A LES-based Eulerian-Lagrangian approach to predict the dynamics of bubble plumes. Ocean Modelling, 97, 27–36.
Gros, J., Reddy, C. M., Nelson, R. K., Socolofsky, S. A., & Arey, J. S. (2016). Simulating Gas-Liquid-Water Partitioning and Fluid Properties of Petroleum under Pressure: Implications for Deep-Sea Blowouts. Environ. Sci. Technol., 50(14), 7397–7408.
Socolofsky, S., Adams, E. E., Paris, C., & Yang, D. (2016). How do oil, gas, and water interact near a subsea blowout? Oceanog, 29(3), 64–75.
Socolofsky, S. A., Lavery, A., Kessler, J., Wang, B., Breier, J. A., Leonte, M., et al. (2016). “Fate and transport of gas bubbles from Sleeping Dragon seep in the northern Gulf of Mexico,” in New Frontiers in Ocean Exploration: the E/V Nautilus and NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer 2015 Field Season, Oceanography 29(1), supplement, 88 pp., Bell, K. L. C., Brennan, M. L., Flanders, J., Raineault, N. A., and Wagner, K., eds. Oceanog, 29(01), 26–27.
Wang, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Breier, J. A., & Seewald, J. (2016). Observations of bubbles in natural seep flares at MC 118 and GC 600 usingin situquantitative imaging: Quantitative imaging of natural seeps. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(4), 2203–2230.
Wang, Z., DiMarco, S. F., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). Turbulence measurements in the northern gulf of Mexico: Application to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on droplet dynamics. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 109, 40–50.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2016). Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow. J. Fluid Mech., 794, 798–833.

2015

North, E. W., Adams, E. E., Thessen, A. E., Schlag, Z., He, R., Socolofsky, S. A., et al. (2015). The influence of droplet size and biodegradation on the transport of subsurface oil droplets during theDeepwater Horizonspill: a model sensitivity study. Environ. Res. Lett., 10(2), 024016.
Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. E., Boufadel, M. C., Aman, Z. M., Johansen, Ø., Konkel, W. J., et al. (2015). Intercomparison of oil spill prediction models for accidental blowout scenarios with and without subsea chemical dispersant injection. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 96(1-2), 110–126.
Wang, B., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2015). A deep-sea, high-speed, stereoscopic imaging system for in situ measurement of natural seep bubble and droplet characteristics. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 104, 134–148.
Wang, B., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2015). On the bubble rise velocity of a continually released bubble chain in still water and with crossflow. Phys. Fluids, 27(10), 103301.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M., Adams, E., Socolofsky, S., King, T., Lee, K., et al. (2015). Simulation of scenarios of oil droplet formation from the Deepwater Horizon blowout. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(1), 304–319.

2014

Chapman, P., Socolofsky, S., & Hetland, R. (2014). From Blowout To Beach: An Integrated Modeling Approach. International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 2014(1), 919–932.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E., King, T., & Lee, K. (2014). Evolution of droplets in subsea oil and gas blowouts: Development and validation of the numerical model VDROP-J. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 83(1), 58–69.

Conference Presentations - 38

2017

Gros, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., et al. (2017). Detailed modeling of the dynamic behavior of petroleum in the sea during the Deepwater Horizon accident. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Socolofsky, S. (2017). A Review of Biodegradation Models for Oil: Model Parametrizations and a Sensitivity Study. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.

2016

Arey, J. S., Gros, J., Socolofsky, S., Dissanayke, A., Jun, I., Nelson, R., et al. (2016). Computer simulation of the buoyant ascent and liquid-gas-water repartitioning of petroleum hydrocarbons in the deep water column during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. In 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. San Diego, CA : 03/13/16-03/17/16.
Breier, J. A., Seewald, J. S., Sylva, S. P., Wang, B., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). Dissolved Gas Distribution within Gulf of Mexico Natural Deep-sea Methane Plumes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Gros, J., Reddy, C. M., Nelson, R. K., Socolofsky, S. A., & Arey, J. S. (2016). Thermodynamic modeling of gas-liquid-water partitioning and fluid properties for Macondo reservoir fluid at deep-water conditions. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Gros, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Boufadel, M. C., Zhao, L., et al. (2016). Simulating the aqueous dissolution of petroleum emitted into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In Gordon Research Conference – Opportunities for Aquatic Sciences to Impact a Changing World. Holderness, NH : 06/26/16-07/01/16: Poster.
Gros, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., et al. (2016). Detailed modeling of the dynamic behavior of petroleum in the sea during the Deepwater Horizon accident. In 2nd Symposium on Deep-Sea Oil Spills. Hamburg, Germany : 09/19/16-09/20/16.
Leonte, M., Kessler, J. D., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). Investigating the emission, dissolution, and oxidation of CH4 within and around a seep bubble plume in the Gulf of Mexico. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans. LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
North, E., Kulis, P., Adams, E., Cesanek, W., Duzinski, P., He, R., et al. (2016). Lagrangian Simulations of Oil Droplets with Biodegradation and Chemical Dispersal: Applications for Decision Support. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A., Jun, I., & Gros, J. (2016). Importance of physical, chemical, and hydrodynamic processes in the near field plume of oil and gas blowout models. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Socolofsky, S. A., Jun, I., & Wang, B. (2016). Observations and Modeling of Natural Gas Seeps in the Deep Ocean. In Gordon Research Conference on Natural Gas Hydrate Systems. Galveston, TX : 02/28/16-03/04/16.
Socolofsky, S. A., Jun, I., Wang, B., & Hutschenreuther, J. (2016). Comparison of numerical model simulations of submarine hydrocarbon seeps measured at MC 118 and GC 600 by GISR in Northern Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Wang, B., Jun, I., Hutschenreuter, K., Kessler, J., Lavery, A., Breier, J. A., et al. (2016). Behavior of gas seep bubbles below the hydrate stability zone. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans. LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16.
Wang, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Beaumont, B., & Lavery, A. (2016). Observations of Natural Gas Seep Site MC118 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico during GISR Cruise G08, 2015. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Wang, Z., DiMarco, S., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). How Was the Deep Scattering layers (DSLs) Influenced by the Deepwater Horizon Spill? --- Evidences from 10-year NTL Oil/Gas ADCP Backscattering Data Collected at the Spill Site. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Wang, Z., DiMarco, S., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). How Was the Deep Scattering layers (DSLs) Influenced by the Deepwater Horizon Spill? --- Evidences from 10-year NTL Oil/Gas ADCP Backscattering Data Collected at the Spill Site. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans. LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Wang, Z., DiMarco, S., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2016). Turbulence Measurements in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Application to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Droplet Dynamics. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Yang, D., Chen, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Chamecki, M., & Meneveau, C. (2016). Large-eddy simulation and parameterization of buoyant plume dynamics in stratified flow. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.

2015

Adams, E. E., Socolofsky, S. A., & Boufadel, M. C. (2015). Evaluation of Droplet/Bubble Models for Subsurface Dispersant Application. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Breier, J., Seewald, J. S., Sylva, S. P., Wang, B., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2015). Gas plume bubble dissolution at GoM natural methane seeps. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Gros, J., Nelson, R. K., Reddy, C. M., Socolofsky, S. A., & Arey, J. S. (2015). Predicting The State And Properties Of Deepwater Horizon Oil Under Pressure Using The Peng-Robinson Equation Of State. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Jun, I., Socolofsky, S. A., & Dissanayake, A. (2015). Effect of gas hydrates of the fate of rising hydrocarbon bubbles from natural seeps and accidental releases in the deep ocean. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Lai, C., & Socolofsky, S. (2015). Volume flux measurements in the zone of flow establishment of an aerated plume. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Lai, C. C., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2015). PIV Measurement of the Residual Flow Following Abrupt Shut-off of a Bubble Plume. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Gros, J., Arey, J. S., & Reddy, C. M. (2015). Texas A&M Oilspill Calculator (TAMOC) Modeling Suite for Subsea Spills. In 38th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response. Vancouver, Canada : 06/02/15-06/04/15.
Wang, B., Socolofsky, S. A., Seewald, J., Sylva, S., & Breier, J. A. (2015). Bubble characteristics at two Gulf of Mexico natural gas seepage sites. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Wang, Z., DiMarco, S. F., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2015). The Role of Turbulence on Droplet Dynamics: Application to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M., Adams, E., Socolofsky, S., & Lee, K. (2015). Evolution of droplet size distribution in deepwater horizon blowout: simulations using VDROP model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Adams, E., Socolofsky, S., Chan, G., & Masutani, S. (2014). How much oil came directly to the surface at Macaondo. In 7th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics. Singapore, January 7 -9, 2014.
Adams, E., Socolofsky, S., & Boufadel, M. (2014). Evaluation of droplet/bubble models for subsurface dispersant application. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14.
Chapman, P., Socolofsky, S., & Hetland, R. (2014). From Blowout to Beach: An Integrated Modeling Approach. In 2014 International Oil Spill Conference. Savannah, GA : 05/05/14-05/08/14.
Jun, I., Dissanayake, A., & Socolofsky, S. (2014). The fate and transport properties of rising oil droplets and gas bubbles with hydrates from the deep ocean. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Wang, B., Dissanayake, A. L., & Socolofsky, S. (2014). Design of in situ measurements for validation of near field blowout models. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Wang, B., Dissanayake, A. L., & Socolofsky, S. A. (2014). Design of in situ measurements for validation of near field blowout models. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Adams, E., Chen, G., Chow, A., & Socolofsky, S. (2013). Near field oil droplet behavior with application to sub-surface dispersant effectiveness. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Socolofsky, S. (2013). Nearfield dynamics of the Deepwater Horizon accident: gas dissolution, subsurface plume formation, and dispersant effectiveness. In International Symposium on Deep-water Oil Spills. Qingdao, China, October 28 - 29, 2013.
Socolofsky, S., & Adams, E. (2013). Vertical distribution of hydrocarbons and intrusion formation for the Deepwater Horizon accidental blowout. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Socolofsky, S. A., Adams, E. E., DiMarco, S. F., Stoesser, T., & Sherwood, C. R. (2012). Near field dynamics of the Deepwater Horizon accidental blowout: Chemical partitioning, intrusion dynamics, and dispersant effectiveness. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.