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9 June 2010

New Images From Space Show a LOT of Oil

The images from the NASA Terra and Aqua satellites have at times shown the oil slick in the Gulf very dramatically. Today’s is one of the best I have seen. The sun angle was just right. You can also see a smoke plume at the very bottom. This is where they are burning the oil off the top of the ocean. (That seems very strange to have to write.) How …


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How Much Oil Is Really Leaking? Ask These Two People.

Ira Leifer and Steve Wereley. That’s who to ask. Leifer is a scientist at the Marine Sciences Institute at the Univ. of California Santa Barbara. He is an acknowledged expert on oil in the ocean. President Obama appointed both to the Department of Interior’s Flow Rate Technical Group. (Charged with accurately estimating the leaks magnitude.) Steve Werley is a coauthor of a text book about a scientific technique to estimate …


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