Satellite Source: RadarSat 2
Mode: ScanSAR Narrow VV
Resolution: 50 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-02-2018 2356 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-03-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2819'52" N, 8841'30" W
Coverage Area: 8.11 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly contrasted very well with its background and extended 
about 12.8 NM long by 0.2 NM wide at its widest. Winds were out of the 
SW-WSW at about 10 KT at the time of the image which aligned well with 
the slick. This anomaly could be associated with NRC report #1213988 and 
there were several possible sources in the region but no discreet culprit.
 Given the above factors we have MED-HIGH confidence in this assessment.

Uncertainties:
The anomaly could be a cleaning agent, surfactant or dispersant.


Analyst: Lee


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