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Huron-Erie Corridor safer with new spill modeling tool

Posted by: GLOS_Admin December 12, 2018
Huron-Erie Corridor Spill Model
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Huron-Erie Corridor

An industrial and shipping hotspot, home to refineries, factories, and commercial shipping lanes, the Huron-Erie Corridor represents a region especially vulnerable to damage from chemical spills. Helping resource managers understand how a toxin can spread through the waterway is crucial in keeping communities and ecosystems safe.

As part of ongoing work by GLOS/NOAA Great Lakes Research Lab to simulate spill scenarios, in 2018 this project expanded spill modeling to include downstream Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, developing geospatial model results and creating a user-friendly interface as part of the GLOS Data portal.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.