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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Modeling Oil Spill's Trajectory

Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), managed by NLR member the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) with NSF funding, released a detailed computer modeling study showing oil from April's Gulf of Mexico disaster might soon extend along thousands of miles of U.S. Atlantic coast.

NCAR researchers, with collaborating organizations, used supercomputers at two NLR members, the New Mexico Computer Applications Center and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

For more info on the study and the discouraging animation of its results, see: