Satellite Source: Landsat 7
Mode: Multispectral
Resolution: 30 meter
Image Date & Time: 05-28-2018 1645 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 05-28-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2918'32" N, 9314'31" W
Coverage Area: 0.30 km^2

Remarks:
A possible oil slick was observed in satellite imagery. The slick appeared 
to originate from the location of either from an oil platform or a sunken 
barge nearby. But the anomaly is believed to correspond to NRC report 
#1212987. The slick is about 1.1 nm long, with a maximum width of 0.06 
nm wide. It exhibits a slivery appearance in high resolution imagery and 
 the orientation aligns well with ocean current data near the time of 
the image.

Uncertainties:
Confidence is medium high that the anomaly’s exact extent is unknown
due to scanning dropouts in Landsat-7 imagery.


Analyst: Kim


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