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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Funding Source: Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of Oceanography

Project Publications & Presentations

A Coordinated Modeling Approach in Support of Oil Spill Tracking

Journal Articles - 10

2016

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.

2013

Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Lembke, C., Lenes, J. M., & Walsh, J. J. (2013). Why no red tide was observed on the West Florida Continental Shelf in 2010. Harmful Algae, 38(2014), 119–126.

2012

Kourafalou, V. H., & Kang, H. (2012). Florida Current meandering and evolution of cyclonic eddies along the Florida Keys Reef Tract: are they inter-connected? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 117(C5).
Le Henaff, M., Kourafalou, V., Paris, C. B., Helgers, J., Aman, Z. M., Hogan, P., et al. (2012). Surface Evolution of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Patch: Combined Effects of Circulation and Wind-Induced Drift. Environmental Science & Technology, 46(13), 7267–7273.
Zheng, L., & Weisberg, R. H. (2012). Modeling the West Florida Coastal Ocean by downscaling from the deep ocean, across the continental shelf and into the estuaries. Ocean Modelling, 48(May), 10–29.

2011

Hu, C., Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., Daly, K. L., English, D. C., et al. (2011). Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Geophys. Res. Lett, 38, 1–6.
Liu, Y., & Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Evaluation of trajectory modeling in different dynamic regions using normalized cumulative Lagrangian separation. J. Geophys. Res, 116(C09013).
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Zheng, L. (2011). Satellites, models combine to track Deepwater Horizon oil spill. SPIE Newsroom, 10(2.1202204), 003573.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Zheng, L. (2011). Tracking the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: A modeling perspective. Eos Trans. AGU, 92(6), 45–46.
Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Coastal Ocean Pollution, Water Quality and Ecology: A Commentary. mar technol soc j, 45(2), 35–42.

Book Whole - 1

2011

Liu, Y., MacFadyen, A., Ji, Z. G., & Weisberg, R. H. (Eds.). (2011). Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record Breaking Enterprise (Vol. 195). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.

Book Chapters - 4

2011

Liu, Y., MacFadyen, A., Ji, Z. G., & Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Preface. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (vii). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., Kovach, C., & Riethmüller, R. (2011). Evolution of the Loop Current system during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill event as observed with drifters and satellites. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 91–101). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Zheng, L. (2011). Trajectory forecast as a rapid response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 153–165). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Liu, Y. (2011). Tracking subsurface oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 205–215). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.

Conference Presentations - 8

2014

Weisberg, R., 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.
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.

2012

Le Henaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Morel, Y., & Srinivasan, A. (2012). Intensification of the Loop Current frontal eddies in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Role of the Topography. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.

2011

Liu, Y., & Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Combining numerical ocean circulation models with satellite observations in a trajectory forecast system: a rapid response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In SPIE Conference. Orlando, Florida, April 25-29, 2011.
Morey, S., Dukhovskoy, D., Chassignet, E., MacDonald, I., & Garcia, O. (2011). Objective evaluation of oil spill models using SAR imagery. In AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 13-18, 2011.

2010

Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Hu, C. (2010). Trajectory Forecasts Based on Numerical Ocean Circulation Models and Satellite Observations: A Rapid Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 13-17, 2010.
Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., & Hu, C. (2010). The Oil Trajectory: How it behaved in the Gulf of Mexico and why, and where might residual oil be heading? In Community Surface Dynamic Modeling System Meeting 2010 – Invited Keynote Talk. San Antonio, Texas, October 14-17, 2010.
Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., Hu, C., & Lembke, C. (2010). Rapid Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill from University of South Florida: Numerical Models, Remote Sensing, and In-situ Observations. In AGU Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.
This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org