Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-10-2018 0001 UTC

Confidence: Medium-High
Issue Date: 06-10-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2904'51" N, 9010'54" W
Coverage Area: 11.26 km^2

Remarks:
Possible oil was observed in satellite imagery. This anomaly is unconfirmed 
as oil. The anomaly extended 7.7 NM long by 0.5 NM wide at its widest.
 The anomaly contrasted well relative to its background, had many jagged 
turns and exhibited some feathering which was consistent with winds out 
of the SW at 5-10 KT. However, it was very close to shore and did not 
have a distinguishable source. Given the above factors we have MEDIUM-
HIGH confidence in this assessment.

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


Analyst: Lee


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