Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-10-2018 0009 UTC

Confidence: Medium
Issue Date: 05-10-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2818'29" N, 9134'51" W
Coverage Area: 45.59 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly had very good contrast relative to its background,
 had numerous distinct turns and measured 9 NM by 7.5 NM. There did not 
appear to be a point source. Winds were out of the E at 10 KT at the time 
of the image. Given the above factors we have MEDIUM confidence in this 
assessment.

Uncertainties:
There is a possibility that this anomaly could be biogenic matter.


Analyst: Lee


For further information on oil spill response and assessment please visit:
https://response.restoration.noaa.gov/oil-and-chemical-spills/oil-spills