Long-term fate of Gulf oil spill: Computer simulations show oil reaching up the Atlantic coastline and toward Europe

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Long-term fate of Gulf oil spill: Computer simulations show oil reaching up the Atlantic coastline and toward Europe

ScienceDaily (July 6, 2010) — The possible spread of the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig over the course of
one year was studied in a series of computer simulations by a team of researchers from the School of Ocean and Earth
Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The simulations suggest that the coastlines near
the Carolinas, Georgia, and Northern Florida could see the effects of the oil spill as early as October 2010, while
the main branch of the subtropical gyre is likely to transport the oil film towards Europe, although strongly diluted.

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