BP Oil Spill Model: From Gulf Of Mexico To The Atlantic Ocean



This brief video shows how the BP oil spill could spread to the Atlantic Ocean from the Mexican Gulf, using a model with dye injected continuously each day for 2 months. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research predict that BP oil "might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer [2010]."

"I've had a lot of people ask me, ‘Will the oil reach Florida?'" NCAR scientist Synte Peacock said in a statement today. "Actually, our best knowledge says the scope of this environmental disaster is likely to reach far beyond Florida, with impacts that have yet to be understood."

NCAR's statement also addresses whether the slick could reach Europe and concludes that it will have disintegrated beyond harmful concentrations by then.
From Grist

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