Dispatches E-News: Nature vs. Oil, New Oceanographers & Plume Formation (01/04/17)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK
Chris Reddy: A Career Spent Studying Oil Spills
Chris Reddy, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, focuses his research on the never-ending war between nature and oil. Sunlight in particular has had surprising effects on residual Macondo oil.

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PODCAST OF THE WEEK
GulfCast: Tracy Harvey – The New Generation of Oceanographers
Tracy Harvey has always been fascinated by marine and fresh water ecosystems. She brings that passion to her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Marine Science.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Underwater Oil Plume Formation & Droplet Size Distribution
Researchers released oil through a one-inch pipe. High-resolution cameras captured the detailed turbulent structures, characteristics of primary breakup, and oil droplet separation from the upper plume in the discharged oil jet.
Photo by Franklin Shaffer; Modified by Lin Zhao / DROPPS

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