Science & Space

How Gulf Spill Estimates Got It So Wrong

  • Posted: 10/7/2011
    • Length: 03:25
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June 23, 2011 € Marine oil spills are usually measured by the amount of oil floating on the surface. But the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico € from a deep-sea well required a different approach. Find out how one fluid-dynamics expert caused estimates to rise sharply practically overnight.

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