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The North Sea: Oil Slick between the Netherlands and the UK
Orbit 33229, 28 August 2001 11:40 GMT
ERS-2 SAR Precision Image generated from ERS-2 data acquired by the Tromsø Satellite Station in Norway on 28th August, 2001 over the North Sea.
It shows a long oil slick occurred between the UK and The Netherlands. A thinner oil slick, to the right, can also be detected together with the ship that has probably caused it.
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Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,