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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Chuanmin Hu

University of South Florida

College of Marine Science

140 7th Ave South
St. Petersburg , FL  33701  

huc@usf.edu

Project List:

Influence of river induced fronts on hydrocarbon transport

Year 6-8 Investigator Grants (RFP-V)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead

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

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

Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 22

In Press/Early Release

Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Hu, C., Fanning, K. A., et al. (In-Press). More surprises in the global greenhouse: Human health impacts from recent toxic marine aerosol formations, due to centennial alterations of world-wide coastal food webs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, .

2016

Hu, C., Hardy, R., Ruder, E., Geggel, A., Feng, L., Powers, S., et al. (2016). Sargassum coverage in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 2010 from Landsat and airborne observations: Implications for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107(1), 15–21.
Lu, Y., Sun, S., Zhang, M., Murch, B., & Hu, C. (2016). Refinement of the critical angle calculation for the contrast reversal of oil slicks under sunglint. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(1), 148–161.
Lu, Y., Zhan, W., & Hu, C. (2016). Detecting and quantifying oil slick thickness by thermal remote sensing: A ground-based experiment. Remote Sensing of Environment, 181, 207–217.
Murawski, S., Fleeger, J., Patterson, W., Hu, C., Daly, K., Romero, I., et al. (2016). How Did the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Affect Coastal and Continental Shelf Ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico? Oceanog, 29(3), 160–173.
Sun, S., & Hu, C. (2016). Sun glint requirement for the remote detection of surface oil films. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(1), 309–316.
Sun, S., Hu, C., Feng, L., Swayze, G. A., Holmes, J., Graettinger, G., et al. (2016). Oil slick morphology derived from AVIRIS measurements of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Implications for spatial resolution requirements of remote sensors. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 103(1-2), 276–285.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Corcoran, A. A., Lembke, C., Hu, C., et al. (2016). Karenia brevis blooms on the West Florida Shelf: A comparative study of the robust 2012 bloom and the nearly null 2013 event. Continental Shelf Research, 120, 106–121.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., & Paul, J. (2016). Did Deepwater Horizon Hydrocarbons Transit to the West Florida Continental Shelf? Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 259–272.

2015

Hu, C., Chen, S., Wang, M., Murch, B., & Taylor, J. (2015). Detecting surface oil slicks using VIIRS nighttime imagery under moon glint: a case study in the Gulf of Mexico. Remote Sensing Letters, 6(4), 295–301.
Hu, C., Feng, L., Hardy, R. F., & Hochberg, E. J. (2015). Spectral and spatial requirements of remote measurements of pelagic Sargassum macroalgae. Remote Sensing of Environment, 167, 229–246.
Sun, S., Hu, C., & Tunnell Jr., J. W. (2015). Surface oil footprint and trajectory of the Ixtoc-I oil spill determined from Landsat/MSS and CZCS observations. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(2), 632–641.
Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Darrow, B. P., Parks, A. A., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., et al. (2015). A simulation analysis of the plankton fate of the Deepwater Horizon oil spills. Continental Shelf Research, 107, 50–68.
Wang, M., & Hu, C. (2015). Extracting Oil Slick Features From VIIRS Nighttime Imagery Using a Gaussian Filter and Morphological Constraints. IEEE Geosci. Remote Sensing Lett., 12(10), 2051–2055.

2014

Chen, S., & Hu, C. (2014). In search of oil seeps in the Cariaco basin using MODIS and MERIS mediumresolution data. Remote Sensing Letters, 5(5), 442–450.
Zhao, J., Temimi, M., Ghedira, H., & Hu, C. (2014). Exploring the potential of optical remote sensing for oil spill detection in shallow coastal waters-a case study in the Arabian Gulf. Opt. Express, 22(11), 13755.

2013

Cannizzaro, J. P., Hu, C., Carder, K. L., Kelble, C. R., Melo, N., Johns, E. M., et al. (2013). On the Accuracy of SeaWiFS Ocean Color Data Products on the West Florida Shelf. Journal of Coastal Research, 29(6), 1257–1272.
Garcia-Pineda, O., MacDonald, I., Hu, C., Svejkovsky, J., Hess, M., Dukhovskoy, D., et al. (2013). Detection of Floating Oil Anomalies From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill With Synthetic Aperture Radar. Oceanography, 26(2), 124–137.
Hu, C., Feng, L., & Lee, Z. (2013). Uncertainties of SeaWiFS and MODIS remote sensing reflectance: Implications from clear water measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment, 133(3), 168–182.
Otremba, Z., Zielinski, O., & Hu, C. (2013). Optical contrast of oil dispersed in seawater under windy conditions. Jeos:Rp, 8.
Zhang, M., Hu, C., & Amu, G. (2013). Real-world problem solving in entry-level programming courses: A case study on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 2013 IEEE, 1, 343–348.
Zhao, J., Hu, C., Lenes, J. M., Weisberg, R. H., Lembke, C., English, D., et al. (2013). Three-dimensional structure of a Karenia brevis bloom: Observations from gliders, satellites, and field measurements. Harmful Algae, 29(2013), 22–30.

Conference Presentations - 19

2016

Hu, C., Barnes, B., Murch, B., Carlson, P., Corcoran, A., Weisberg, R., et al. (2016). Integrating Multi-Source Biophysical Data through a Virtual Antenna System. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Sun, S., & Hu, C. (2016). Sun Glint Requirement for the Remote Detection of Surface Oil Films. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Sun, S., Hu, C., & Tunnell, J. W. (2016). Surface Oil Footprint and Trajectory of the Ixtoc-I Oil Spill Determined from Landsat/MSS and CZCS Observations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Sutton, T., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., Cook, A., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2016). DEEPEND: Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico. In Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. New Orleans, LA : 07/06/16-07/10/16: Poster.
Sutton, T., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., Cook, A., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2016). DEEPEND: Deep Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico. In National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Conference: Discovering the Deep Blue Sea. Irvine, CA : 11/09/16-11/12/16: Poster.

2015

MacDonald, I. R., Garcia, O., Huffer, F., French-McCay, D., Solow, A., Beet, A., et al. (2015). A Comprehensive Time-Series of Surface Oil During DWH. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Sun, S., & Hu, C. (2015). On the challenge of remote estimation of surface oil volume in the ocean: Examples from satellite and airborne measurements. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Sutton, T. T., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., Cook, A. B., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2015). Dynamics of epi-, meso- and bathypelagic fish assemblages: A Gulf of Mexico case study and new research initiative (DEEPEND). In 2015 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Reno, NV : 07/16/15-07/19/15.
Sutton, T. T., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., Cook, A. B., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2015). Understanding deep-pelagic ecosystem dynamics: A new research initiative in the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND). In Fish at Night: an international symposium. Miami, FL : 11/17/15-11/20/15.
Sutton, T. T., Cook, A. B., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2015). DEEPEND: Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico. In 2015 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Reno, NV : 07/16/15-07/19/15: Poster.
Sutton, T. T., Cook, A. B., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2015). DEEPEND: Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico. In 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal : 08/31/15-09/04/15: Poster.
Sutton, T. T., Cook, A. B., Boswell, K., Bracken-Grissom, H., deRada, S., English, D., et al. (2015). Understanding deep-pelagic ecosystem variability in an age of increasing deep-ocean commercial activity: A Gulf of Mexico case study and new research initiative (DEEPEND). In 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal : 08/31/15-09/04/15.
Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Darrow, B. P., Parks, A. A., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., et al. (2015). A Simulation Analysis of the Plankton Fate of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spills. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Hu, C., Barnes, B., Murch, B., & Carlson, P. (2014). Establish a satelite-based virtual buoy system for coatal water quality monitoring and decision support. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., Paul, J., et al. (2014). Did Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbons transit to the West Florida continental Shelf? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Corcoran, A. A., Flewelling, L. J., Henschen, K., Wolny, J., Kirkpatrick, G. J., Lovko, V., et al. (2013). A Florida Red Tide Bloom Collaborative Response – Overview. In Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). New Orleans, LA, February 17-22, 2013.
Hu, C. (2013). Satellite remote sensing of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: What have we learned with MODIS and MERIS? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Daly, K. D. (2013). Oil spills and overfishing led to increments of harmful algal blooms on the West Florida shelf, with public health consequences: An isomorph? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Zhang, M., Hu, C., & Amu, G. (2013). Real-world problem solving in software development: A case study on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 2013 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conferencee. October 23-26, 2013 Oklahoma City, OK.