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Advances in Science: How Deepwater Horizon Helped Improve NOAA’s Oil Spill Modeling

When the Deepwater Horizon well blowout happened in 2010, OR&R specialists used their workhorse oil spill trajectory model, GNOME—first developed in the late 90s—to estimate where the oil from the gushing wellhead would end up. 

A diagram of an oil spill.
Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST