The fellow speaks: Sometimes you get only one chance

AGU Hydrology Section Newsletter



I am grateful to AGU for selecting me as one of the five recipient of the 2014 Ambassador Award, which also includes election as a Union Fellow. I thank my colleague Steve Ingebritsen for nominating me. As Steve’s citation mentions my work on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, I would like to reflect on this experience.

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is well documented in the report of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (2011). Washington Post writer John Achenbach’s (2011) book gives a behind-the-scene portrayal of the crisis and explains oil drilling technology in layman’s terms. A special feature in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (v. 109, no. 50, December 11, 2012) presents 4 perspectives and 11 research articles on “Science Applications in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” Here, I will simply share my personal perspective.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The fellow speaks: Sometimes you get only one chance
Series title AGU Hydrology Section Newsletter
Issue December 2014
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Contributing office(s) National Research Program - Western Branch
Description 3 p.
First page 17
Last page 19
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