Mezić Research Group

Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Control Theory

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Spread of Deepwater Horizon oil slick predicted using a new method

Mesohyperbolicity in Gulf Oil Spill dataIn a paper published online on September 2nd 2010, in the prestigious journal Science, Mezic, together with Sophie Loire, a postdoctoral fellow who works with Mezic and colleagues at the software development company Aimdyn, Inc. in Santa Barbara and at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi, describe how they predicted the movement of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 19:56