Entries by John Amos

BP / Gulf Oil Spill – Slick Now Entrained In Loop Current?

Today’s MODIS / Terra satellite image is the most cloud-free we’ve seen in many days, and what it reveals is disturbing: part of the still-massive Gulf oil slick has apparently been entrained in the strong Loop Current, and is rapidly being transported to the southeast toward Florida. The total area covered by slick and sheen, […]

BP / Gulf Oil Spill – Video of Main Leak Supports SkyTruth Estimates – Nearly 30 Million Gallons Spilled So Far

By now everyone has seen this video, released on May 12 by BP, that is reportedly showing the main leak from the damaged well as a result of the fatal Deepwater Horizon blowout, explosion, fire and ongoing spill: BP video, reportedly of main leak, released on May 13, 2010. The main leak is located along […]

BP / Gulf Oil Spill – Slick Getting Bigger?

The COSMO-SkyMed radar image taken yesterday is somewhat ominous – it shows nearly all of the slick from the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and at 4,922 square miles (12,748 km2) it’s significantly larger than it appeared on May 13: COSMO-SkyMed radar satellite image, May 14, 2010. Image courtesy CSTARS. And we think we’ve discovered […]

BP / Gulf Oil Spill – MODIS Satellite Image – May 10, 2010

Yesterday’s MODIS/Terra satellite image has some of the usual complications – clouds, haze, and turbidity again may be obscuring portions of the slick. Observable slick and sheen covers 4,683 square miles (12,129 km2). Thicker, fresh-looking oil is apparent in the vicinity of the leaking well, and still appears to be entrained in a counterclockwise gyre […]