Update on the Gulf of Mexico oil slick

June 25th, 2010 |
MODIS true color (using bands 1/4/3) and false color (using bands 7/2/1) RGB images

MODIS true color (using bands 1/4/3) and false color (using bands 7/2/1) RGB images

A comparison of 250-meter resolution MODIS true color (created using bands 1/4/3) and false color (created using bands 7/2/1) images on 25 June 2010 from the SSEC MODIS Today site (above) showed the extent of the surface oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig accident.

AWIPS images of early morning POES AVHRR 0.63 µm visible and 3.7 µm shortwave IR data (below) revealed a thin smoke plume drifting northwestward from a small fire hot spot (orange color enhancement) due to a fire that was set to burn off some of the surface oil.

POES AVHRR 0.63 µm visible and 3.7 µm shortwave IR images

POES AVHRR 0.63 µm visible and 3.7 µm shortwave IR images

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