Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Rod Zika

University of Miami

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL  33149  


Project List:

Resolving Chemical Properties and Extent of Crude Oil and Dispersant Distribution in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of OceanographyRole: Principal Investigator

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Article - 1


Mendoza, W. G., Riemer, D. D., & Zika, R. G. (2013). Application of fluorescence and PARAFAC to assess vertical distribution of subsurface hydrocarbons and dispersant during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 15(5), 1017.

Conference Presentation - 1


Mendoza, W. G., Riemer, D., & Zika, R. (2012). Tracking of the Deepwater Horizon hydrocarbons and the dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico using EEM and PARAFAC modeling. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.