Satellite Source: Sentinel 1A
Mode: Interferometric Wide (IW) VV
Resolution: 5x20 meter
Image Date & Time: 06-22-2018 0001 UTC

Confidence: High
Issue Date: 06-22-2018

Region: Gulf of Mexico
Location: 2856'16" N, 8858'14" W
Coverage Area: 63.70 km^2

Remarks:
A possible oil slick was observed in satellite imagery. The slick appeared 
to originate from the location of Destroyed Taylor platform, a source 
of repeat oil leaks. The anomaly extends approximately 30 nm east from 
the platform and is measured 0.85 nm wide.  The anomaly exhibits a dark 
appearance against the ocean back ground and the direction aligns well 
with ocean current data near the time of image.

Uncertainties:
Since the anomaly seems to originate from a repeat oil leak source, there 
is no uncertainty.


Analyst: Kim


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