JUNE 3, 2010 — A new computer model by a Colorado research group supported by the National Science Foundation shows oil from the Gulf spill likely will be pushed by currents into the Atlantic. See the study.
Computer modeling for the study was done by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, which is supported in part by the National Science Foundation.
“I’ve had a lot of people ask me, ‘Will the oil reach Florida?’” according to NCAR scientist Synte Peacock, a scientist quoted on the NCAR release about the study. “Actually, our best knowledge says the scope of this environmental disaster is likely to reach far beyond Florida, with impacts that have yet to be understood.”