Catch John Amos of SkyTruth (yes that’s me) talking about the Gulf spill, offshore drilling, and satellite images on CNBC at 8pm Eastern tonight. The show is called “America’s Crude Reality” and features SkyTruth’s testimony to Congress last fall warning of the risks posed by offshore drilling; our work on the blowout and 10-week-long spill […]
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Two radar satellite images (black and white) taken by the RADARSAT-1 and RADARSAT-2 satellites on June 27, 2010, show oil slicks and sheen extending across 19,112 square miles (49,500 km2) in the Gulf. The radar images were acquired at 6:48 am (long image on right) and 6:52 pm (image on left) local time: RADARSAT images […]
This GOES weather satellite image of the Gulf of Mexico shows Tropical Storm Alex at 6:45am Central time. Alex has just entered the southern Gulf after moving west across the Yucatan Peninsula: GOES weather satellite image, June 28, 2010 Large bands of clouds containing strong thunderstorms are moving into the northern Gulf and affecting the […]
MODIS satellite images on June 25 and June 26 show oil slicks and sheen affecting beaches from Gulfport, Mississippi to Destin, Florida. Oil slick and sheen cover 24,453 square miles on the June 25 image. Slicks appear to impacting beaches from Gulfport, Mississippi to Pensacola, Florida. Freshly upwelling oil is apparent at the site of […]
Dr. Oscar Garcia-Pineda of Florida State University has been out in the Gulf this week on the research vessel Brooks McCall. He’s collecting samples and observations of the BP oil slick, and will compare results with simultaneous acquisitions of aerial remote sensing overflights being conducted by NASA. We at SkyTruth are also collecting near-simultaneous satellite […]