Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ESA Portal - Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Loop Current - images

ESA Portal - Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Loop Current - images

In this Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) image, acquired on 18 May 2010, advanced processing methods have been performed to display ocean surface roughness variations and Doppler-derived ocean surface radial velocities around the oil spill area in the Gulf of Mexico. A long tendril of the oil spill (outlined in white) is visible extending down into the Loop Current (red arrow).