Areas of potentially thick oil, Gulf Oil Spill 2010

 Color-composite imagery and derived three-point band-depth oil map illustrating areas of potentially thick oil, Gulf Oil Spill

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Color-composite imagery and derived three-point band-depth oil map illustrating areas of potentially thick oil. The images were produced using data from the Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS), flown aboard an ER–2 aircraft at 28,000 feet above sea level. AVIRIS measures a spectrum of the surface at each pixel from 0.35 to 2.5 microns (the visible spectrum is: blue: 0.4 microns, green 0.53 microns, deep red 0.7 microns) in 224 wavelengths. This fine spectral sampling allows discrimination of absorptions due to specific compounds in the scene.

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Image Dimensions: 700 x 700

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Location Taken: US

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