Consequences of Modern Energy Use: A Remote Sensing Analysis of the Gulf Oil Spill using ArcGIS Software
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- NASA Oil Spill Gallery - http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/oilspill/oil_spill_gallery.html
- Gulf of Mexico Oil Slick Images: Frequently Asked Questions - http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/OilSlick/ This page from NASA's Earth Observatory provides guidance for interpreting imagery of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, such as understanding the effects of strong sunlight and differentiating oil from other variations on the ocean's surface.
- Oil Spill Visualizations form the Cutting Edge visualization collection