GoMRI Science Featured at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum

An interactive exhibit at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, located at Texas A&M University, allows visitors to “Make Your Own Oil Spill.” Visitors can “spill” oil in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Bight by tapping a touch-screen display, then watch the program map the dispersal of the oil based on bathymetry, currents, and winds. The visualization is part of the exhibit “Offshore Drilling: The Promise of Discovery.”

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Gulf of Mexico Integrated Spill Response (GISR) team: Ruoying He (North Carolina State University) and Oliver Fringer (Stanford University). Graphics and animation by Gene Cooper (Four Chambers Studio).

Funded by the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI).

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