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Radar Satellite Image Shows Oil Slicks Seen August 30
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pin Radar Satellite Image Shows Oil Slicks Seen August 30
An Envisat ASAR satellite radar image of the Guilf taken at about 10:50 pm local time on August 30 shows distinctive slicks corresponding with video and photos taken during an overflight earlier that day by Bonny Schumaker / On Winds of Care. This image is complicated - NOAA/NODC data buoys in the area recorded very low wind speed (2-3 meters/sec) when the satellite passed overhead, near the lower limit for oil slick detection. The thin spaghetti-like strands of dark slick throughout this area are most likely tendrils of natural surfactants that commonly appear on low-wind radar images of the ocean surface.

http://blog.skytruth.org/2011/09/radar-s...licks.html

But the size, shape and appearance of a 14-mile-long slick that seems to originate at the 23051 Site matches many observations we've made on satellite imagery since we discovered a chronic leak at that location. And the large dark patch at the location of the August 30 overflight apparently confirms Bonny's observations with an area of slick covering about 122 square kilometers. Given a minimum observable thickness on radar of 0.1 microns under these low-wind conditions, that would represent a minimum of 3200 gallons of oil.

First, here's what the August 30 radar looks like. The Mississppi Delta is the bright birds-foot pattern on the left edge of the image. Water is medium-gray; slicks are black:

http://blog.skytruth.org/2011/08/oil-sli...miles.html

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09-03-2011 09:14 PM
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RE: Radar Satellite Image Shows Oil Slicks Seen August 30
(09-03-2011 09:14 PM)bobbynoka Wrote:  An Envisat ASAR satellite radar image of the Guilf taken at about 10:50 pm local time on August 30 shows distinctive slicks corresponding with video and photos taken during an overflight earlier that day by Bonny Schumaker / On Winds of Care. This image is complicated - NOAA/NODC data buoys in the area recorded very low wind speed (2-3 meters/sec) when the satellite passed overhead, near the lower limit for oil slick detection. The thin spaghetti-like strands of dark slick throughout this area are most likely tendrils of natural surfactants that commonly appear on low-wind radar images of the ocean surface.

http://blog.skytruth.org/2011/09/radar-s...licks.html

But the size, shape and appearance of a 14-mile-long slick that seems to originate at the 23051 Site matches many observations we've made on satellite imagery since we discovered a chronic leak at that location. And the large dark patch at the location of the August 30 overflight apparently confirms Bonny's observations with an area of slick covering about 122 square kilometers. Given a minimum observable thickness on radar of 0.1 microns under these low-wind conditions, that would represent a minimum of 3200 gallons of oil.

First, here's what the August 30 radar looks like. The Mississppi Delta is the bright birds-foot pattern on the left edge of the image. Water is medium-gray; slicks are black:

http://blog.skytruth.org/2011/08/oil-sli...miles.html

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