NCAR Study States BP Oil ‘Spill’ Likely To Travel Up Atlantic Coast
June 3, 2010: Raymond Gellner / World News Examiner – June 3, 2010
Boulder, Colorado – A study released on Thursday and based upon computer simulations for Gulf and Atlantic Ocean currents has determined that oil from the BP oil spill may soon be carried around Florida and up the Atlantic Coast to Cape Hatteras, NC, then out into central and north Atlantic.
The study was completed by National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The National Center for Atmospheric Research is managed by The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
According to the report, the simulation is based upon standard models for the currents and weather in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean for the respective time of year. In total there were six computer models generated, all of which show oil entering the Atlantic and into the Gulf Stream at various time frames. Although the spread of the oil is slow in the beginning, once the oil reaches well into the loop current, the speed of the oil reaches about 40 miles per day. When the oil reaches the Atlantic it greatly speeds up to about 100 miles per day.
A member of the study team, NCAR scientist Synte Peacock said, “I’ve had a lot of people ask me, ‘Will the oil reach Florida?’ Actually, our best knowledge says the scope of this environmental disaster is likely to reach far beyond Florida, with impacts that have yet to be understood.”
The NCAR report states, “The computer simulations indicate that, once the oil in the uppermost ocean has become entrained in the Gulf of Mexico’s fast-moving Loop Current, it is likely to reach Florida’s Atlantic coast within weeks. It can then move north as far as about Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with the Gulf Stream, before turning east. Whether the oil will be a thin film on the surface or mostly subsurface due to mixing in the uppermost region of the ocean is not known.”
This report does state that this is not a forecast, but rather “it illustrates a likely dispersal pathway of the oil for roughly four months following the spill.”
BP is making another attempt at containment of at least some of the oil, though it states that a permanent fix will only come after a relief well is completed. This well has been gushing oil uncontrollably since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and sinking in April, and as much as 95,000 barrels of oil and methane may be gushing from the well each day.
The Department of Justice is conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, and President Obama has banned deepwater offshore drilling until a commission study is completed in approximately six months.
Following is an animation of a computer simulation…
The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Meanwhile, it has recently surfaced that Goldman Sachs sold 4,680,822 shares of BP in the first quarter of 2010. What did they know? This was a false flag event…
Goldman Sachs Sold $250 million Of BP Stock Before Spill
Also, for all those eco-fascists and man-made global warming advocates who believe Big Oil is against the Carbon Tax and Cap and Trade scam, I suggest you educate yourselves by reading the following concerning the Nature Conservancy and other left-wing environmental organizations accepting millions from BP… – SJH
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Written by Steven John Hibbs
June 3, 2010 at 8:21 pm
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