Into the Atlantic?

Even More Bad News About the Oil Spill: Slick to Travel Up the Atlantic Coast


Using computer models of ocean currents, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, part of the Commerce Department, conclude that once the oil in the uppermost ocean has been picked up by the Gulf of Mexico's energetic Loop Current, it is likely to reach Florida's Atlantic coast within weeks. It can then spread north with the Gulf Stream as far as Cape Hatteras, N.C., and then turn east into the open ocean.

Comment: "an envelope of possible scenarios," NCAR explains

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