Satellite Source: ASTER
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 15 meter
Image Date & Time: 04-28-2018 1650 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 04-28-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 225.50 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly was approximately 12.5 nm, in length, extending to 
the east with an average width of 5 nm. A High confidence was determined 
given that the point source is a known repeated leak source. The anomaly 
exhibited good contrast against the ocean background and was distinguishable 
from its surroundings. The anomaly appeared bright white in sunglint, 
which is an indication of possible thicker oil. 

Uncertainties:
None 


Analyst: Rodriguez


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