BP Oil may pass through Bermuda Print E-mail
Saturday, 05 June 2010 00:00

BP Oil may pass through Bermuda

Two NASA satellites are capturing images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010 with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig and, later, the ensuing oil spill through May 24. The timelapse uses imagery from the MODIS instrument, on board NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in the image and changes due to changing weather, currents, and use of oil dispersing chemicals.

According to the American organization ‘The National Center for Atmospheric Research’ [NCAR], due to ocean currents oil from the massive disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may pass through the Atlantic Ocean in the general area of Bermuda this summer.

The computer animation below, released yesterday [June 3] by NCAR, shows the oil passing by Bermuda:

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