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Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak – Latest Modis Image

Posted by feww on May 12, 2010

Oil Leak Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico


MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite took the above image on Tuesday p.m.  local time, May 11. Image shows significant amounts of oil in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the ongoing leak from the damaged  Deepwater Horizon oil well. Image and caption: NASA E/O. [edited for brevity.] Click image to enlarge.
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Latest News Headlines:

BP is attempting to maneuver its “small top hat” containment dome over the wellhead leak on Wednesday, May 12.  BP officials have no idea whether it will work.

“The ‘top hat’ was lowered to the seabed floor last night and is presently… in the immediate area of the leak and the plan is to have that positioned over the leak and functioning by the end of the week,” BP spokesperson Bryan Ferguson told AFP.

NOAA’s Magic Reduces the Oil Spill [at least diagrammatically]

While BP’s chances of stopping the leak aren’t that good right now, NOAA has managed to reduce the spill marks electronically. See image below and previous images posted.

Another euphemistic, watered-down 72-Hour Trajectory Map of the Oil Spill in the Gulf? Click image to enlarge (PDF file)

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