July 29, 2014: Smoke plumes can be seen as fires rage in Yosemite National Park in California. Also notice the linear cloud features forming along the coast.
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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.