Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-08-2018 0018 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-08-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2813'11" N, 9247'39" W
Coverage Area: 1.18 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. It was connected to an oil facility and stretched southeast for 
approximately 5 nmi with an average width of .07 nmi. The anomaly very 
slightly widened with increasing distance lending support that it was 
a discharge. The edges were moderately diffuse. Winds were from the west 
at 10kts.
Uncertainties:
Since the edges appeared moderately diffuse, it's possible the anomaly
composition might have been something other than oil.
Analyst: Ramirez


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