NASA Earth Oilspill Images
ISS Image of Oil Slick, Mississippi River Delta, Gulf of Mexico
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The International Space Station (ISS) observed the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in late July 2010, as part of ongoing observations of the region. When this...
A NASA MODIS Natural-color Oil Slick Image from July 28
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On July 24, 2010, the administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Jane Lubchenco, provided a briefing about the...
Oil Slick on July 19
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The Gulf of Mexico was speckled and streaked with small clouds on the afternoon of July 19, 2010, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
Oil Slick on July 14
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On July 14, 2010, a silvery gray patch of oil stretched across the Gulf of Mexico about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the tip of the Mississippi...
Oil Slick on July 12
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Oil lingered on the water surface in the Gulf of Mexico on July 12, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite...
NASA Terra Satellite View of Oil Slick on July 11
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Oil from the Deepwater Horizon well remained visible on the Gulf of Mexico’s surface on July 11, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
NASA's Independence Day View of the Gulf Oil Slick
Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig lingered off the Mississippi Delta on July 4, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s...
UAVSAR Maps the Gulf Coast Oil Spill
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) flew over the Gulf of Mexico to image the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on June 22-23,...
NASA E0-1 Satellite Sees Oil Slick Around Mississippi Barrier Islands
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDT


As of June 27, 2010, the entire gulf-facing beachfront of several barrier islands in eastern Mississippi (offshore of Pascagoula) had received a designation...
Oil Offshore of Alabama and Florida's Western Panhandle
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The possibility of detecting oil slicks in photo-like satellite images depends on the slick being located in the sunglint region—the wide, washed-out...
NASA Satellite Shows Oil Spill as Silvery-gray Ribbons
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On Saturday, June 19, 2010, oil spread northeast from the leaking Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil appears as a maze of silvery-gray...
NASA's Aqua Satellite June 12 Image of Oil Spill
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On June 12, 2010, oil from the still-leaking Deepwater Horizon well was particularly visible across the northern Gulf of Mexico when the Moderate Resolution...
NASA's Aqua Satellite Saw Oil Slick in Sunglint on June 10
Fri, 11 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, June 10 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 p.m. EDT) and the satellite's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer...
The Different Appearances of Oil in June 7 NASA Satellite Image
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Oil on water has many appearances. In this photo-image, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite...
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Multiple cameras on JPL's MISR instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft were used to create two unique views of oil moving into Louisiana's coastal wetlands....
NASA's Terra Satellite Image of Gulf Oil Slick on May 31
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Beneath scattered clouds, streaks and ribbons of oil brightened the reflection of the sun off the Gulf of Mexico in the latest photo-like satellite image...
AVIRIS Imaging Spectrometer Measurements
Fri, 28 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


AVIRIS maps like this one over the Louisiana coast will be used to provide a baseline of ecosystems and habitats that can be compared with data from future...
Flight Line Measurements
Fri, 28 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Scientists are using a technique called imaging spectroscopy to analyze the characteristics of the oil spill, including its thickness on the water’s surface....
AVIRIS Takes to the Sky
Fri, 28 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Measurements from several different AVIRIS overflights on May 17, 2010, are superimposed on a background image of the region. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Dryden/USGS/UC...
NASA's Aqua Satellites Sees Spill on May 25
Wed, 26 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Aqua satellite captured visible image the oil slick off the Mississippi Delta on May 25, 2010. The image, taken using the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta Mouth
Wed, 26 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill laps around the mouth of the Mississippi River delta in this May 24, 2010, image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal...
NASA's Terra Satellites Sees Spill on May 24
Tue, 25 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Sunlight illuminated the lingering oil slick off the Mississippi Delta on May 24, 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s...
NASA Satellites Keep Watch on Gulf Current Near Spill
Tue, 25 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA satellite altimetry data are being used in combination with data from other satellites to track changes in a huge warm ocean current in the Gulf...
NASA Views Oil Spill From Terra Satellite
Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Gulf oil spill during its orbit on Saturday, May 22 at 17:00 UTC (1 p.m. EDT) and captured a visible image of the...
NASA's MISR Provides Unique Views of Gulf Oil Slick
Thu, 20 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Top: False-color image of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, created by combining data from different color bands on two of MISR's nine cameras. The oil is...
NASA's Aqua Satellite Sees Sunglint on Gulf Oil Slick
Fri, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Aqua satellite sees Gulf Oil Slick in Sunglint At 3 p.m. EDT on May 18, NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its...
NASA's MISR Images Continued Spread of Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
Mon, 17 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft passed over the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico...
NASA's Terra Satellite Captures Visible Image of Oil Spill from Space
Mon, 17 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible satellite image of the Gulf oil spill on May 17 at 16:40 UTC (12:40 p.m. EDT) from the Moderate Resolution Imaging...
NASA Sees Gulf Oil Slick Now Resembles a Swan
Wed, 12 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The shape of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to change with the movement of the waters. The latest NASA visible satellite image of the slick...
NASA Sees Dull Gray Oil Slick Morph Into Letter 'J'
Tue, 11 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Gulf of Mexico and the Deepwater Horizon oil slick on May 10 at 16:35 UTC (12:35 p.m. EDT) and captured a visible...
NASA's MISR Images Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On April 22, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico sank in nearly 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) of water after an explosion that...
Gulf Oil Slick Appears as Dull Gray Letter 'U' to NASA Satellite
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


This visible image of the Gulf oil slick was taken on May 9 at 19:05 UTC (3:05 p.m. EDT) from the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer Instrument that flies...
NASA Captures Night Infrared View of Gulf Oil Spill
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this nighttime image of the...
New Image of the Oil Spill in the Gulf
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, May 4, at 18:50 UTC, or 2:50 p.m. EDT. The Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer,...
NASA Keeping Eyes in the Sky on the Gulf Oil Spill
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 23 flight engineer, photographed the tail end of the Mississippi Delta...
NASA Keeping Eyes in the Sky on the Gulf Oil Spill
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 23 flight engineer, photographed the tail end of the Mississippi Delta...
NASA Keeping Eyes in the Sky on the Gulf Oil Spill
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, Expedition 23 flight engineer, photographed the tail end of the Mississippi Delta...
Satellite Sees Oil Spill Near Mississippi Delta
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Terra satellite flew over the Deepwater Horizon rig's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, May 1 and captured a natural-color image of...
NASA Satellite Views Massive Gulf Oil Spill
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this image of the growing oil...
NASA Satellite Imagery Keeping Eye on the Gulf Oil Spill
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On April 29, the MODIS image on the Terra satellite captured a wide-view natural-color image of the oil slick just off the Louisiana coast. The oil slick...
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 00:00:00 EDT


NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument....
Smoke Plume from Burning Oil Rig in Gulf of Mexico
Mon, 10 May 2010 00:00:00 EDT


On April 20, 2010, an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico left a dozen workers missing and several more critically injured and started a large fire...

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