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Applications of science and engineering to quantify and control the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
1 policy source
facebook
1 Facebook page
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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88 Dimensions

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110 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
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Title
Applications of science and engineering to quantify and control the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2012
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1214389109
Pubmed ID
Authors

M. K. McNutt, S. Chu, J. Lubchenco, T. Hunter, G. Dreyfus, S. A. Murawski, D. M. Kennedy

Abstract

The unprecedented engagement of scientists from government, academia, and industry enabled multiple unanticipated and unique problems to be addressed during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. During the months between the initial blowout on April 20, 2010, and the final well kill on September 19, 2010, researchers prepared options, analyses of tradeoffs, assessments, and calculations of uncertainties associated with the flow rate of the well, well shut in, killing the well, and determination of the location of oil released into the environment. This information was used in near real time by the National Incident Commander and other government decision-makers. It increased transparency into BP's proposed actions and gave the government confidence that, at each stage proposed, courses of action had been thoroughly vetted to reduce risk to human life and the environment and improve chances of success.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 110 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Unknown 104 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 24%
Researcher 22 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 15%
Professor 8 7%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Other 20 18%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 22 20%
Engineering 19 17%
Environmental Science 16 15%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 9%
Chemistry 8 7%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 16 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 November 2016.
All research outputs
#816,218
of 17,361,274 outputs
Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#13,669
of 89,304 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,884
of 263,516 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#148
of 960 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,361,274 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 89,304 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 30.7. This one has done well, scoring higher than 84% of its peers.
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