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What will a hurricane do to the oil slick in the gulf?

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posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:44 AM

:The high winds and seas will mix and “weather” the oil which can help accelerate the
biodegradation process.
:The high winds may distribute oil over a wider
area, but it is difficult to model exactly where the
oil may be transported.
:Movement of oil would depend greatly on the
track of the hurricane.
:Storms’ surges may carry oil into the coastline
and inland as far as the surge reaches. Debris
resulting from the hurricane may be contaminated
by oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident, but
also from other oil releases that may occur during
the storm.
:A hurricane’s winds rotate counter-clockwise.
o A hurricane passing to the west of the oil slick
could drive oil to the coast.
o A hurricane passing to the east of the slick
could drive the oil away from the coast.
o However, the details of the evolution of the
storm, the track, the wind speed, the size, the
forward motion and the intensity are all
unknowns at this point and may alter this
general statement.

Another thing i see floating around here is that there will be oil in the rain but I think this next segment gives us some good news to that effect.

Will there be oil in the rain related to
a hurricane?
:• No. Hurricanes draw water vapor from a large
area, much larger than the area covered by oil,
and rain is produced in clouds circulating
the hurricane..
Source ..National hurricane center I just wanted to get this info out there because I see alot of gloom and doom about what if a hurrican hits the gulf! Its not going to be a good thing but not the end of the gulf states as we know it. Plus the only evacuations I think there would be is those in the hurricans path, like usual. JMHO

[edit on 3-6-2010 by paradiselost333]

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:50 AM

Found this the other day on StumbleUpon. Seems quite relevant to me.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 11:56 AM
They were discussing this on the Weather Channel this morning. It depends on which side of the leak the hurricane is on. If it is on the West side of it it is bad because it will push the oily water towards land much faster. If it is on the East side it is good because it will push the oily water away from land and out to sea.

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 12:20 PM
to the external link..
how does it affect the election if the flaming alligator
is riding James Carvel?

I would think that a stormsurge full of oil might be messy...

If fish, frogs, and the like, can fall from the sky though, who knows what a hurican might do...

posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 12:27 PM
Already posted here.


posted on Jun, 3 2010 @ 01:04 PM
reply to post by airspoon
huh.. i would say related but
not already posted here...

[edit on 3-6-2010 by paradiselost333]

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