Satellite Source: Sentinel 2A
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 03-20-2018 1650 UTC

Confidence: Medium
Issued Date: 03-21-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2701'37" N, 9500'10" W
Coverage Area: 3.52 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly was located in East Breaks 943 and measured 3.8 NM 
in length in the East-West direction.
Observed winds in the area were 15 knots and from the North. Modeled ocean 
currents were under 1.0 knot and towards the West and aligned well with 
the anomaly's orientation.
A confidence value of Medium was given due to no discernable point source,
 the anomaly was black in color an had a definable contrast to its background 
surroundings while also possessing a bright appearance in its center.

Uncertainties:
There appeared to be no natural phenomena in the area to help determine 
a false positive. It is unclear if the anomaly is believed to be oil from 
a discharge.


Analyst: Boll


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