Department of Earth Sciences
DES faculty and students participate in WACS II
Dr. Robert Vaillancourt, Evan Ntonados (OSCS/MET) and Jeremiah Stone (BIOL/OSCS) participated in
Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies (OSCS) majors David Burcicki, Sigourney Stelma, Jeff
Students from the Field Methods class enjoy a break on the deck of RV Parker. Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies (OSCS) majors are required to take
Nate Murry, (Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies), is involved in a collaborative project with the University of Delaware & The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to determine the dispersal patterns of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon accident. He supported a recent research cruise in the Gulf by providing real-time analysis of wind & current data collected by Lagrangian ocean drifters deployed during the cruise. He continues to participate in on-going processing & analysis of oceanic data obtained by the drifters as well as from commercial oil platforms, NOAA ADCP units & NDBC buoys by developing code in MATLAB to create time series plots & vector animations aimed at determining how spilled oil disperses about the Gulf of Mexico & the ocean basin as a whole.
Department of Earth Science
Millersville, PA 17551-0302