What Happens When an Oil Spill Occurs?
ES0703  Adding Wind to the Model

In the simulation you just watched, no wind was acting upon the spill. This animation shows the same simulated spill, but under conditions in which the winds were blowing from the south at 15 knots per hour.

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Carla McAuliffe using GNOME software
Simulated oil spill with winds blowing from the south at 15 knots per hour.

6. Describe how the oil moves now.

7. How does what you see compare with what you predicted would happen?


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