What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
ES0703  Wind Speed

This set of animations shows wind from the south at three different wind speeds. In the model on the left, wind speed is 7.5 knots per hour. The center model simulates wind moving at 15 knots per hour and the right model shows a wind speed of 30 knots per hour.

  !   Click the image to view the animations. Examine how the simulated oil spill behaves under different wind conditions.

Carla McAuliffe using GNOME software

8. How does the increase in wind speed affect the way the oil moves?

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