Modelling the Oil Spill in the Gulf
In 2010, the BP Oil Rig Deepwater Horizon exploded releasing millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Many physical ocean characteristics can effect the flow of the oil. In this activity students will look at the surface winds of 2 buoys in the Gulf of Mexico and graph the data.
Authors: Donna Reinhart, Barbara Waters, Beth Marass; EARTH 2010