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Where will the oil go, how long will it take to get there ?

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posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:11 PM
How do the oceans currents flow and where will the oil go?

The entire eastern coast and europe seem to be visiting locations for the oil.

As the gulf stream moves along at 1.5 knots average speed (1.726 mph)

and it's 4,010 miles to europe/north of europe,

It should take about 2,323 hours to reach europe once it enters the gulf stream or roughly 97 days from now.

Southern coastline June, Midatlantic and North coast July, Northcentral sea August,
Europe being the very end of August or the first of September 2010.

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:28 PM
Here's an interesting website that might help with your inquiry. I ran across it a few days ago.

Deepwater Horizon Forecast Model

It works a lot like a weather map and is continuously updated. The drawback is that it is in the Gulf only, not looking at where else it will go in the world. Good to look at every couple days though.

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:32 PM
Sorry, slightly off topic but I can't resist tossing in the following quote, due to the OP's thread title:

"Where will they go now?... I dont hopefully know.
They may have to fly for a month...or a year...
To escape from the smog you've smogged-up around here.

"What's more," snapped the Lorax. (His dander was up.)
"Let me say a few words about Gluppity-Glupp.
Your machinery chugs on, day and night without stop
making Gluppity-Glupp. Also Schloppity-Schlopp.
And what do you do with this leftover goo?
I'll show you, you dirty old Once-ler man, you!

You're Glumping the pond where the Humming-Fish hummed!
No more can they hum, for their gills are all gummed.
So, I'm sending them off. Oh, thier future is dreary.
They'll walk on their fins and get woefully weary
in search of some water that isn't so smeary."

-Dr. Seuss, "The Lorax "

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 06:36 AM
reply to post by Sir Solomon

Thank you for the link.
This seems to be based on tracking its current position with some forward guessing as well.

It doesnt seem that it will get under control, and I was just trying to cut through the finger pointing on who should be stepping up to the problems solving table.
Looks like every state, the federal government, europe,
do I dare say it's a world issue and everyone should be involved?

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:03 AM
reply to post by silent thunder

And all the oil getting picked up in the rain and dumped all the way deep into our country?
Not good, not good at all.

[edit on 26-5-2010 by HappilyEverAfter]

posted on May, 26 2010 @ 11:13 PM
You can help with data for the solution:

Researchers race to produce 3D solution for BP oil spill: Weather & Economic Simulations

[edit on 26-5-2010 by dzonatas]

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