Friday 20 October 2017

The Center for the Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem

A tale of two Gulf spills: A research consortium of 19 institutions from 5 countries studying the impacts of oil spills on the Gulf of Mexico.

#9 Forensic Oceanography

Listen to learn how scientists reanalyzed remotely sensed data taken in the late 1970s to study the Ixtoc 1 oil spill. Dr. Chuanmin Hu and his graduate student Shaojie Sun use the Landsat and Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS) data to develop "treasure maps" of oil from the IXTOC-1 spill to steer field studies. Listen in to find out how they did it.

 

Mind Open Media producer David Levin talks to Steven Murawski, Travis Washburn, Chuanmin Hu, and Shaojie Sun about how to use satellite data to learn about ocean behavior from almsot 40 years ago.