Computer Modeling of Gulf Oil Dispersion

Published by patrick honner on

oil spill modelThis is an interesting computer simulation of the potential spread of the gulf oil disaster throughout the Caribbean and Atlantic:

This reminds me of weather-prediction models:  input some initial conditions, set up the propagation rules, and then iterate, iterate, iterate.  Of course, modeling the mathematics of the initial conditions and the propagation rules is a huge challenge.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


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