Mapping the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
NASA’s Earth Observatory has posted a number of images of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, taken by the MODIS instruments on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites. The photo above was taken on April 29. (The imagery is also available as a Google Earth overlay, Google Earth Blog reports.)
NOAA is also tracking the spill, and is producing trajectory maps like this one:
Update, May 4:
Virgil Zetterlind writes to say that he’s put together an animated view of the aforementioned MODIS imagery using the Google Earth API; the Google Earth plugin will be required to view it on this web page. (It also takes a while to load.)
Update, May 5:
Update, May 8:
Using the Google Earth plugin, Paul Rademacher illustrates the size of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill by overlaying it on large, familiar cities (Google LatLong, Ogle Earth).
Update, May 11:
Google Maps Mania has an updated roundup of maps of the spill.