Satellite Source: Sentinel 2B
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 10 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-21-2018 1638 UTC

Confidence: Medium
Issue Date: 05-23-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2855'57" N, 9055'40" W
Coverage Area: 0.37 km^2

Remarks:
THIS REPORT IS MORE THAN 24 HR FROM SATELLITE IMAGE TIME.
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly was located in SS 88 and stretched more than 1.3 nmi 
in the NW-SE direction and spanned more than 0.1 nmi wide.
Measured winds at the time of observation were 5 kts and from the E. Modeled 
ocean surface currents were under 1.0 kt with variable directionality.
Confidence of Medium was given since there was no discernable point source,
 it is unclear if the anomaly is believed to be a discharge, and in sunglint 
the anomaly possessed a silver/white shimmer.

Uncertainties:
The anomaly is generally rounded and may be some type of natural phenomena.
 


Analyst: Boll


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