DearPresident Trump, In the past week, my team of physicaloceanographers and I received a report from our collages that a massive oilspill had occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. This oil spill threatens the lives ofwildlife animals, but the worst part is that it could soon spread to the shoresof western Africa and Europe.
If this were to happen, the United States wouldlose millions of dollars and have major conflicts with these countries. My goalis for my team to go out to the Gulf of Mexico in order to try and study theway the oil will turn and how it could potentially head into the North AtlanticOcean. Myteam and I predict that the floating oil will make it to the Atlantic becauseof two main reasons winds and tropical storms.
The winds are important andinfluence how an oil slick advances through the ocean. Winds move at very fastrates and could potentially also be affected by tropical storms. Tropicalstorms are unpredictable and could spread oil in many directions of the ocean. Inorder to correctly study the effects of the oil spill and how it could soonaffect these countries my team and I will be using several hundred devicesknown as drifters which will provide us with information about oceancirculation patterns in real time. The data presented from these devices willallow my team to predict which way the oil spilled will travel through the ocean.
Drifters weigh about 20 pounds and have four main components: the body, sails,floats, and a transmitter package. A drifter can be positioned from a ship oran airplane. When the drifter is floating in the water, the transmitter willthen send a signal to an Earth polar orbiting satellite. This data is thenprocessed and distributed. This data will help us find the path of the oilslick and what are the best methods to use in order to save marine organisms.In the end, I want my study to succeed, but in order for it to happen I wouldneed some funding for my research and physical oceanographer team in order tohelp the country and the marine life.
Mr. President if you could please help usin this amazing research we would sure appreciate it.