Satellite Source: MODIS Terra
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 250 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-03-2018 1657 UTC

Confidence: High
Issued Date: 04-05-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 10.36 km^2

Remarks:
This report is being issued on April 5th based on satellite date captured 
April 3rd, 2018.
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The possible oil slick was detected in 250 m satellite imagery and 
was connected to the destroyed Taylor platform site. The slick had a white 
shimmer, which is indicative of oil in sun glint, and was located away from 
tightly-packed bathymetric lines. The slick stretched northward in accordance 
with winds at the time the image was captured. The slick averaged 
approximately 5.5 nmi in length by 0.5 nmi in width.

Uncertainties:
Due to the coarse resolution of MODIS imagery,  a more precise measure 
of the slick's area was uncertain.

Analyst: Velasco


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https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills