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March 5, 2013

Simulation of Oil Flow Through Water

This is an immersive simulation of oil flowing through water, based on computational fluid dynamics simulations. The "ribbons" show oil particles and color and thickness indicate movement. This simulation, created as part of research following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, was created at the Scientific Visualization Laboratory at the Louisiana State University Center for Computation and Technology.

[Research supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.] (Date of Image: Spring-summer 2010)

Credit: Courtesy Marcel Ritter, Jian Tao, Haihong Zhao

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