Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill - RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2 (with interpretation), July 26, 2010

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    RADARSAT-1 (right ) and RADARSAT-2 (left) satellite radar images taken July 26, 2010. Wind conditions (ranging from 3-6 meters per second) were nearly ideal for detecting oil slicks on radar imagery. Scattered patches of slick and sheen (delineated with orange line) are spread across a wide area, but it appears that the oil slick created by the Macondo well blowout is steadily dissipating. No new oil can be found around the well site.

    Backdrop (color) is a MODIS/Aqua image also taken on July 26.

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