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Scientists Use Airborne Chemistry Measurements for the First Time to Assess Flow Rate, Fate of Spilled Gases and Oil During Gulf Oil Spill
Description: NOAA scientists and academic partners have found a way to use air chemistry measurements taken hundreds of feet above last year's BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill to estimate how fast gases and oil were leaking from the reservoir thousands of feet underwater. The scientists also determined the fate of most of those gas and oil compounds using atmospheric chemistry data collected from the NOAA WP-3D research aircraft overflights in June. [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 3/14/2011
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