Loop Current eddy merger exposed by satellites during Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Nan Walker, Chet Pilley, Eurico D’Sa, Robert Leben, Patrice Coholan, Peter Brickley, and Hans Graber, September 13, 2012

In this paper we provide results from an integration of satellite imagery with in-situ data that revealed a large-scale eddy-merging event along the Loop Current’s northern front that reversed oil motion and highlighted limitations in predicting circulation in the Gulf.

Ref: SPIE, Sept. 13, 2012

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