Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2018

1012  The University of Texas at Dallas  (74517)

Principal Investigator: Giacomo Valerio Iungo

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 334,344

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 1/1/18 - 12/31/19

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Mechanical Engineering

Department, Center, School, or Institute: ECS

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Transport of Aerosolized Oil Droplets in Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Coupling Wind LiDAR Measurements and Large-Eddy Simulations

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Gulf of Mexico Alliance

Program Title: N/A


The proposed research aims to develop a numerical tool for thorough predictions of production of aerosolized oil droplets at the sea-air interface, their transport within the marine atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) and deposition over a coastal region. The scientific goals of the proposed project are to: 1) understand the role of ABL structure and wave motion on aerosol generation at the sea-air interface; 2) investigate effects of transitioning from the ocean to the coast on aerosol concentration and distribution; 3) develop eddy-diffusivity models for regional meteorology algorithms by avoiding the typical assumption of a flat and homogeneous ocean surface and including a realistic wave motion.

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