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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Evan A. Variano

University of California Berkeley

Civil and Environmental Engineering

760 Davis Hall
Berkeley , CA  94720  

variano@ce.berkeley.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 - 2

2016

Lambert, R. A., & Variano, E. A. (2016). Collision of oil droplets with marine aggregates: Effect of droplet size: OIL-AGGREGATE COLLISIONS. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(5), 3250–3260.

2015

Drozd, G. T., Worton, D. R., Aeppli, C., Reddy, C. M., Zhang, H., Variano, E., et al. (2015). Modeling comprehensive chemical composition of weathered oil following a marine spill to predict ozone and potential secondary aerosol formation and constrain transport pathways. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120(11), 7300–7315.

Conference Presentations - 14

2016

Drozd, G. T., Worton, D. R., Aeppli, C., Reddy, C. M., Zhang, H., Variano, E., et al. (2016). How Far and How Much? Modeling Oil Weathering Using Comprehensive Composition to Constrain Transport and Pollutant Formation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.

2015

Bordoloi, A., & Variano, E. (2015). Laboratory measurement of non-spherical particle rotation in turbulence: analysis in lab and local reference frames. In 68th American Physical Society/Division of Fluid Mechanics meeting. Boston, MA : 11/22/15-11-24-15.
Drozd, G., Worton, D. R., Variano, E., & Goldstein, A. H. (2015). Modeling of Crude Oil Evaporation Using a Bottom-Up Approach: Mass Transfer Considerations and Predicting Potential Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Variano, E., & Lambert, R. (2015). Collision Rates Between Oil Droplets and Particulate Matter: Mechanisms and Effect of Droplet Size Distribution. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Byron, M., Tao, Y., Houghton, I., & Variano, E. (2014). Spin, slip, and settle: effects of shape on motion for Taylor-scale particles in homogeneous isotropic turbulence. In American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014 - 11/25/2014.
Drozd, G., Worton, D. R., Variano, E., & Goldstein, A. H. (2014). Using Detailed Chemical Composition of Surfaced Oil to Model Evaporative Weathering and Predict Secondary Aerosol Formation Potential. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Foster, M. R., & Variano, E. (2014). Wetland Surface Water Motion Due To Waving Vegetation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Variano, E. A., Andersson, H., Zhao, L., & Byron, M. (2014). Tumbling in Turbulence: How much does particle shape effect particle motion. In American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014 - 11/25/2014.
Variano, E. A., Mazzaro, L., & Tse, I. C. (2014). Turbulent Diffusion of Droplets – Effect of Buoyancy. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Variano, E. A., Zhao, L., Byron, M., Bellani, G., Tao, Y., & Andersson, H. (2014). Rotational response of suspended particles to turbulent flow; laboratory and numerical synthesis. In American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics meeting. San Francisco, CA : 11/23/2014 - 11/25/2014.

2013

Lambert, R. A., & Variano, E. A. (2013). Oil droplet collisions w ith marine snow : effect of manipulating droplet size. In AGU Fall meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2013: Poster.
Variano, E. (2013). Single-Camera 3D Droplet Tracking in Color. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Variano, E., Mazzaro, L., Byron, M., Allen, R., Tao, Y., & Tse, I. (2013). Natural Particles in Turbulent Aquatic Environments: When do they differ from fluid parcels? In American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics Annual Meeting. Pittsburg, PA, November 24, 2013.
Variano, E. A., Byron, M., Meyer, C. R., Semigran, J., Tao, Y., & Bellani, G. (2013). Suspended Flocs and Grains in Turbulent Aquatic Environments: Settling and Rotation Rates. In AGU Fall meeting. San Francisco, CA, June 16 - 19, 2012, San Francisco, California, 2013: Poster.