July 13, 2014: African dust dominates the eastern Atlantic. Notice the dust creating a stable airmass just offshore in which no clouds form. Clouds form in a linear feature just outside the dry air.
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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.