Multiphase Fluid Studies

 air-sea interface

image: Oil spreading across the water surface as it is forced by light winds.

Multiphase Fluid Studies

About This Project

Physical processes of the air-sea interface are complicated by the presence oil, sargassum or other materials. The laboratory supports studies on the interactions between oil, water, and the atmosphere to better predict surface oil transport across the ocean, and how oil affects wave growth, dissipation, and air bubbles.

Ongoing and past projects:
  • Investigation of Oil Spill Transport in a Coupled Wind-Wave Current Environment Using Simulation and Laboratory Studies