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USGS Research Oceanographer Hosts Visiting Scholars to Collaborate on CFD Modeling of Sand and Oil Agglomerates



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USGS oceanographer Soupy Dalyander hosted Niels Jacobsen of Deltares (Netherlands) the week of September 11–17 at the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center. Jacobsen is advising the Master's research of Melanie Schippers, who is also being hosted from August 14 to October 28. In collaboration with the USGS and Deltares, Schippers is developing a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the incipient motion behavior of sand and oil agglomerates (tar balls) which will be used to improve prediction of their behavior and fate following an oil spill.

For more information about sand and oil agglomerates, see Assessing mobility and redistribution patterns of sand and oil agglomerates in the surf zone.

Niels Jacobsen (Deltares), Melanie Schippers (Deltares), and Soupy Dalyander (USGS).
Above: (right to left) Niels Jacobsen (Deltares), Melanie Schippers (Deltares), and Soupy Dalyander (USGS). [larger version]

 

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Re-Evaluating the Causes and Hazards of South Carolina Earthquakes

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Outreach
Duke TIP Summer Programs Visit USGS

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USGS scientists Elected as AGU Fellows

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Advanced Model Training for Predicting Coastal Storm Impacts

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Visiting Scholars Collaborate on CFD Modeling of Sand and Oil Agglomerates

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Mercury Found in Birds Across Western North America

Cape Cod Susceptible to Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise

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