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E. Eric Adams

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Room 1-290
Cambridge, MA  02139  

eeadams@mit.edu

Project List:

Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response Consortium (GISR)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 7

2016

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.
Wang, D., & Adams, E. E. (2016). Intrusion dynamics of particle plumes in stratified water with weak crossflow: Application to deep ocean blowouts: INTRUSION DYNAMICS OF DEEP-SEA OIL SPILLS. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(6), 3820–3835.

2015

Chan, G. K. Y., Chow, A. C., & Adams, E. E. (2015). Effects of droplet size on intrusion of sub-surface oil spills. Environ Fluid Mech, 15(5), 959–973.
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.
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

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 - 10

2016

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.

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.
Wang, C., & Adams, E. (2015). Intrusion Dynamics of Small Oil Droplets Released from a Deep Ocean Blowout. In IAHR World Congress in The Hague. The Hague, Netherlands : 06/28/15-07/03/15.
Wang, D., Chow, A., & Adams, E. (2015). Predicting the intrusion layer from deep ocean oil spills. In 68th American Physical Society/Division of Fluid Mechanics meeting. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11-24-15.
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.
Lee, Y., North, E., Thessen, A., McGinnis, S., Adams, E., He, R., et al. (2014). Integrating Models and Observations to Estimate Subsurface Degradation Rates and Oil Transport. 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., & 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.