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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

You can learn more about NASA's satellite observations of the oil spill by visiting go.nasa.gov/Oil_Spill_Images .


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Video File :  including video of the spill location ( updated through April 2011 ) and a collection of images from NASA satellites.    Video File: including video of the spill location (updated through April 2011) and a collection of images from NASA satellites.

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Timelapse Video :  This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig, the spill, and the location through April 1, 2011 . The MODIS instrument, on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites, captured images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill began on April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the images and changes due to changing weather, ocean currents, and the use of oil dispersing chemicals.    Timelapse Video: This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig, the spill, and the location through April 1, 2011. The MODIS instrument, on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites, captured images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill began on April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the images and changes due to changing weather, ocean currents, and the use of oil dispersing chemicals.
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This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig (from the MODIS instrument on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites) and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24, 2010. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the images and changes due to changing weather, ocean currents, and the use of oil dispersing chemicals. Images in the video time series were selected that show the spill most clearly.    This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig (from the MODIS instrument on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites) and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24, 2010. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the images and changes due to changing weather, ocean currents, and the use of oil dispersing chemicals. Images in the video time series were selected that show the spill most clearly.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?10562
Animation Number:10562
Completed:2010-05-25
Video Editors:Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
 Matthew R. Radcliff (UMBC)
Producers:Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC)
 Matthew R. Radcliff (UMBC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Aqua/MODIS
 Terra/MODIS
Series:Narrated Movies
Goddard TV Tape:G2010-080 -- Gulf Oil Spill
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Images courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project (NASA/GSFC and University of Maryland - http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov)
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Biology
SVS >> Biosphere
DLESE >> Environmental science
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Human geography
SVS >> Ocean
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> Pollution
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Economic Resources >> Oil/Gas Production
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Environmental Impacts >> Oil Spill
 
 


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