Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Gulf of Mexico - USA
Date of Charter Activation:
USGS on behalf of US Coast Guard
Description of the event
An oil platform located 70 km from the coast of Louisiana, sank on Thursday April 22, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, spilling oil into the sea.
Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Color composite image. ENVISAT ASAR WS acquired on 26/04/2010 superimposed to a reference ENVISAT ASAR WS acquired on 28/09/2009. The oil slick appears in light gray while light blue features correspond to the reference image.
Source: Envisat ASAR WS
Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing, map created by ESA