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Important Insights to Gulf Oil Spill Gleaned from Modeling Past Hurricanes

Important Insights to Gulf Oil Spill Gleaned from Modeling Past Hurricanes

A scientist at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin is one step closer to understanding what might happen if a hurricane hits the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The image shows an overlay of satellite imaging and simulated particle position data. The path lines represent position…   » Continue Reading

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

Scientists, engineers and researchers contribute expertise to catastrophic BP oil spill

As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin is marshaling its expertise to respond. Mapping the Gulf Oil SpillYou must have JavaScript enabled and the Flash 8 plugin installed to view this content. Consult your browser's help file for instructions to enable JavaScript. Engineers, scientists, researchers and…   » Continue Reading

Scientists Produce 3-D Models of BP Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico Using Ranger Supercomputer

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are using the Texas Advanced Computing Center's (TACC) Ranger supercomputer to produce 3-D simulations of the impact of BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal areas.

With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.