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  1. Analyzing Disaster : A nanoscale guy stumbles into a mega problem

    22 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Wereley

    Steve Wereley discusses how his knowledge and use of a technique called particle image velocimetry (PIV) led to a game-changing calculation of a flow rate for the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  2. BP Oil Spill Physics Challenge

    17 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Wereley

    On May 13 Professor Wereley used optical feature tracking to estimate the volume flow of oil from the on-going BP Macondo oil field spill. Several other independent scientists also performed similar measurements at about the same time. These several measurements were all in the ballpark of...

  3. Measuring Disaster: the magnitude of the BP oil spill

    09 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Wereley

    On May 13 Professor Wereley used optical feature tracking to estimate the volume flow of oil from the on-going BP Macondo oil field spill.

  4. Oil Spill Flow Calculation Worksheet

    18 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Wereley

    Worksheet to calculate the approximate flow rate based on video images.