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July 23 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - MRGN 121
Measuring the Oil Released in the BP Oil Spill
PURDUE GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
Friday, July 23, 2010
Morgan Hall, Rm. 121
On May 13 Professor Wereley used optical feature tracking to estimate the volume flow of oil from the on-going BP Macondo oil field spill. The unforeseen effect of these first flow rate calculations was to bring the oil flow rate to the fore. Wereley was subsequently appointed to a government task force called the Flow Rate Technical Group to calculate an official government flow rate estimate. The group arrived at the estimate of 35,000 - 60,000 barrels of oil per day. This presentation/ discussion will center on those calculations, their limitations, their improvement and their future uses in this on-going disaster.
PURDUE OIL SPILL RESPONSE
CO-SPONSORED BY: CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY CENTER
December 11 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Webinar
December 13 @ 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM IUPUI Campus in Purdue University Campus in the Campus Center (CE), room 409.
February 3 @ 7:45 AM - 2:30 PM PMU South Ballroom on the Purdue Univesity West Lafayette Campus
Office of the Vice President for Research
610 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2040