in memory of Volfango Rupolo

The Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics (LAPCOD) group is an active group of researchers on Virginia Key with many collaborators here and abroad that use the Lagrangian viewpoint for observing, studying, modeling, and predicting nature. Our primary research includes analyzing, modeling, assimilating, understanding, and predicting ocean and coastal currents from (quasi-)Lagrangian measurements such as free drifting surface buoys, subsurface floats, and marked/dyed water parcels in order to better understand transport and dispersion in fluids. Our present research is focused on modeling the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico via the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) (


EGU, 27 April-02 May, 2014, Vienna
NP 6.1 Mixing, Diffusion and Lagrangian transport in Geophysical Flows
The deadline for abstract submission is January 16.

LAPCOD V, Miami Beach 2012
The dates and location are: June 11-15, 2012 (Monday to Friday) in Miami Beach, Florida.
LAPCOD will focus on observational studies and instrumentation; theory of dispersion, transport,and coherent structures; dynamical system analysis; optimal deployment/sampling design; Lagrangian modeling and data assimilation; and biological, meteorological and multidisciplinary applications.
There will be a special session on the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and a special social event honoring Tom Rossby.
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