Oil Spill Information
Links to Data & Information
- USF Libraries' Gulf Oil Spill Information Center (GOSIC)
- Ocean Circulation Group (OCG) Modeling and Oil Spill Trajectory
- Tracking and predicting the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
- Optical Oceanography Lab's Satellite Imagery of the Oil Spill Area
- Institute for Marine Remote Sensing (IMaRS) - AVHRR & Modis Satellite Imagery
- Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE)
Liu, Y., A. MacFadyen, Z.-G. Ji, and R.H. Weisberg (Editors), 2011: Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophysical Monograph Series, Vol. 195, 271 PP., ISSN: 0065-8448, ISBN 978-0-87590-485-6. AGU/geopress, Washington D.C.
Liu, Y., A. MacFadyen, Z.-G. Ji, and R.H. Weisberg, 2011: Preface, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophysical Monograph Series, 195, doi:10.1029/2011GM001146.
Liu, Y., A. MacFadyen, Z.-G. Ji, and R.H. Weisberg, 2011: Introduction to Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophysical Monograph Series, 195, 1-7, doi:10.1029/2011GM001147.
Liu, Y., R.H. Weisberg, C. Hu, and L. Zheng, 2011: Trajectory forecast as a rapid response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophysical Monograph Series, 195, 153-165, doi:10.1029/2011GM001121.
Liu, Y., R.H. Weisberg, C. Hu, C. Kovach, and R. Riethmüller, 2011: Evolution of the Loop Current system during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill event as observed with drifters and satellites, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophysical Monograph Series, 195, 91-101, doi:10.1029/2011GM001127.
Weisberg, R.H., L. Zheng, and Y. Liu, 2011: Tracking subsurface oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout, in Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise, Geophysical Monograph Series, 195, 205-215, doi:10.1029/2011GM001131.
Liu, Y., and R.H. Weisberg, 2011: Evaluation of trajectory modeling in different dynamic regions using normalized cumulative Lagrangian separation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C09013, doi:10.1029/2010JC006837.
Liu, Y., R.H. Weisberg, C. Hu, and L. Zheng, 2011: Combining numerical ocean circulation models with satellite observations in a trajectory forecast system: a rapid response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Proc. SPIE 8030, 80300K. doi:10.1117/12.887983.
Liu, Y., R.H. Weisberg, C. Hu, and L. Zheng (2011), Satellites, models combine to track Deepwater Horizon oil spill. SPIE Newsroom, doi:10.1117/2.1201104.003575.
Hu, C., R.H. Weisberg, Y. Liu, L. Zheng, K.L. Daly, D.C. English, J. Zhao, and G.A. Vargo (2011), Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L09601, doi:10.1029/2011GL047184.
Weisberg, R.H. 2011. Coastal Ocean Pollution, Water Quality and Ecology: A Commentary, MTS Journal, 45(2), 35-42.
Liu, Y., R. H. Weisberg, C. Hu, and L. Zheng (2011), Tracking the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: A modeling perspective, Eos Trans. AGU, 92(6), 45-46, doi:10.1029/2011EO060001.
Hu, C. (2011), An empirical approach to derive MODIS ocean color patterns under severe sun glint, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L01603, doi:10.1029/2010GL045422.
B.A. Muhling, M.A. Roffer, J.T. Lamkin, G.W. Ingram Jr., M.A. Upton, G. Gawlikowski, F. Muller-Karger, S. Habtes, W.J. Richards (2012), Overlap between Atlantic bluefin tuna spawning grounds and observed Deepwater Horizon surface oil in the northern Gulf of Mexico, Marine Pollution Bulletin, In Press
- USF College of Marine Science First Responders
The University of South Florida's College of Marine Science was one of the "first responders" to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010. From the first day of the blowout, the college's scientists, researchers, staff and graduate students have been involved in tracking the spill and assessing its environmental impact. The college, located in St. Petersburg, Fla., continues to be involved analyzing and assessing the spill's impact.
- 2010 College of Marine Science Fall Assembly Slide Show - Oil Spill Research Faces, Nov 29
- NWF Convenes Researchers to Discuss Gulf Oil Disaster [w/Video] (NWF), Nov 15
- USF scientist on oil (WFLA - Video), July 16
- Weatherbird II research cruise returns from the Gulf with good news (10 Connects), June 14
- New oil plume evidence uncovered (CNN report & video), June 7
- USF scientists dock after six-day mission, bring back samples to test (USF), May 28
- Weatherbird II Returns from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, May 17
- 2011 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator Workshop Final Report
- The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
- NOAA Completes Initial Analysis of Weatherbird II Water Samples (From NOAA Webpage)
Click Here for the PDF copy of the report
- USF College of Marine Science Awarded $11M for Gulf Spill Research Aug 29, 2011
- $112.5 Million Awarded to Research Consortia Studying Effects of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Gulf of Mexico Aug 30, 2011
- December 2012
- A Look Back at the BP Disaster (USF News) Dec 3, 2012
- April 2012
- Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill still causing damage in gulf 2 years later, scientists find (Tampa Bay Times) Apr 15
- October 2011
- Researcher: Northern Gulf fish show signs of disease, but link to spill uncertain (BayouBuzz) Oct 09, 2011
- August 2011
- Expert: BP spill likely cause of sick Gulf fish (CBS News) Aug 15, 2011
- July 2011
- BP Oil Still Ashore One Year After End of Gulf Spill (BusinessWeek) July 15, 2011
- Oil Spill Scientists Made National Headlines (WUSF) July 12, 2011
- USF scientists and commercial fishermen team up to study sick fish (KTSP 10 Connects) July 12, 2011
- Survey explores health of fish in Gulf of Mexico (St Petersburg Times) July 11, 2011
- Budget cuts a step back for marine research (Herald-Tribune) July 4, 2011
- June 2011
- Nature puts Florida back in the loop (St. Pete Times - Opinion) June 5, 2011
- May 2011
- Dirty blizzard' troubles scientists studying Gulf oil spill (Palm Beach Post) May 31, 2011
- At UCF, scientists look for lingering damage from BP oil spill (Orlando Sentinel) May 25, 2011
- April 2011
- BP-Sponsored Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Announces Availability of Research Funding (PR Newswire) Apr 25, 2011
- USF research into oil spill continues one year later (BayNews 9) Apr 20, 2011
View BayNew 9 Video Report
- Fish ear bones help USF scientists pinpoint oil spill casualties (ABC Action News) Apr 20, 2011
- One year later: A nation remembers (MyFox Tampa Bay) Apr 19, 2011
- BP Oil Spill: One year later (10 Connects) Apr 19, 2011
- Gulf oil spill has been a long struggle for humans and a coastline (Journal and Courier) Apr 19, 2011
- Spill's effect may take five years to see (MyFox Tampa Bay) Apr 19, 2011
- Measuring full damage from BP oil spill is still hard (USA Today), Apr 17, 2011
- More questions than answers (St. Petersburg Times), Apr 17, 2011
- Goo is gone, but worries about oil's effects aren't (Tampa Tribune), Apr 17, 2011
- BP Spill's Next Major Phase: Wrangling Over Toll on Gulf (Wall Street Journal), Apr 13, 2011
- Oil spill: Deep wounds (Nature), Apr 13, 2011
- Interview - Matthew White, Captain of the RV Weatherbird II