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Gulf_Coast_Oil_Spill_Plume (MapServer)

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Service Description: This map service presents the approximate trajectory of the oil spill plume in the Gulf of Mexico. The map service will be updated periodically as more recent plume trajectory information is available.

Map Name: Layers


Description: Estimates for 1200 CDT, Friday 8/6/2010 Date prepared: 2000 CDT, Thursday 8/5/2010 This forecast is based on the NWS spot forecast from Tuesday, August 5 PM. Currents were obtained from several models (NOAA Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Shelf/USF, TGLO/TAMU, NAVO/NRL) and HFR measurements. The model was initialized from Sunday-Wednesday satellite imagery analysis (NOAA/NESDIS). The leading edge may contain tarballs that are not readily observable from the imagery (hence not included in the model initialization). Oil near bay inlets could be brought into that bay by local tidal currents. The 24, 48 and 72 hour forecast show no recoverable oil. No recoverable oil has been reported from overflights since Saturday, July 31. No anomalies have been reported from satellite analysis for 2 of the last 3 days. Scattered sheens might be seen within the uncertainty bounds. This product will be phased out when it is no longer needed to support operations.

Copyright Text: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

Spatial Reference: 4326

Single Fused Map Cache: false

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Supported Interfaces:   REST   SOAP   WMS

Supported Operations:   Export Map   Identify   Find   Generate KML