Projection of oil spread based on Loop Current

From the National Center for Atmospheric Research. It’s beyond bad.

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.


  1. The acceleration once it gets beyond the tip of Florida is pretty frightening.

  2. I look forward to The Chocolate with Rainbow Sheen Cliffs of Dover… and Tarballs on the Thames.

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