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Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Type of Event:
Oil Spil
Location of Event:
Gulf of Mexico - USA
Date of Charter Activation:
22/04/2010
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of US Coast Guard
Project Management:
NOAA

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

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 05/05/2010

Copyright: CSA,RADARSAT-2, MACDONALD, DETTWILER & ASSOCIATES LTD

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 03/05/2010

Copyright: CSA,RADARSAT-2, MACDONALD, DETTWILER & ASSOCIATES LTD

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 28/04/2010

Copyright: CSA,RADARSAT-2, MACDONALD, DETTWILER & ASSOCIATES LTD

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 01/05/2010

Copyright: CSA,RADARSAT-2, MACDONALD, DETTWILER & ASSOCIATES LTD

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 27/04/2010

Copyright: CSA,RADARSAT-2, MACDONALD, DETTWILER & ASSOCIATES LTD

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: RADARSAT-1
Acquired: 26/04/2010

Copyright: CSA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat MERIS FR
Acquired: 02/05/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat MERIS FR
Acquired: 25/04/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat ASAR WSM
Acquired: 09/05/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat ASAR Wide Swath
Acquired: 29/04/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat ASAR WSM
Acquired: 02/05/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat MERIS FR
Acquired: 29/04/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing, map created by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat ASAR Wide Swath
Acquired: 26/04/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing, map created by ESA

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
Acquired: 26/04/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing, map created by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat ASAR
Acquired: 02/05/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing, map created by ESA

Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Source: Envisat ASAR WSM
Acquired: 29/04/2010

Copyright: European Space Agency
Image processing, map created by ESA