August 18, 2014: GOES-13 (14:45 UTC) water vapor image showing tropical waves traversing across the Atlantic. These waves originate in Africa and have the potential to become tropical cyclones.
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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.