Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:00 to 13:00
GLK 115

Speaker Info

Local Speaker: 

I will describe and explain a mechanism whereby pollutants such as oil slicks coming to shore by the action of ocean currents will slow down and possibly even park itself just beyond the surf zone.

There are obvious implications to nearshore pollution abatement practices. Moreover, implications extend to how numerical ocean/pollution models implement boundary conditions. I will describe efforts of my team to create a new oil fate model for oil spill modeling and simulation and use it to highlight how nearshore conditions should be handled in light of the results on nearshore sticky waters.