Suomi-NPP VIIRS true color image showing possible algal blooms southwest of the Atchafalaya on April 9th, 2014 19:31 UTC.
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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill carried distinct microwave signatures due to water dampening along capillary waves on the open ocean. The Earth Scan Lab tracked oil movement utilizing microwave and optical sensors throughout the spill's life span. This data was analyzed in tandem with wind and current data for understanding oil transport. For more information, see here.