July 25, 2014: GOES-13 water vapor image shows dry air dominating the central Atlantic. This dry air works to inhibit tropical cyclone formation.
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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.