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Caspian Sea Caspian Sea

Latitude: 40° 04' N - Longitude: 51° 11' E

A cluster of oil rigs (bright dots) in the Caspian Sea surrounded by oil slicks are visible in the right-hand side of the image. The imaged area is located east of Baku.
Caspian Sea Caspian Sea

Latitude: 40° 04' N - Longitude: 50° 27' E

The same cluster of oil rigs in the Caspian Sea visible on the previous image. Again it is surrounded by oil slicks.
Caspian Sea Caspian Sea

Latitude: 40° 04' N - Longitude: 51° 11' E

Sea area east of Baku with the same cluster of oil rigs which are visible on the two previous images. In the western section the wind speed is very likely below threshold for ripple generation such that the water surface in the oil-covered as well as in the oil-free areas is smooth. Therefore the oil patches around the oil rigs become undetectable in the SAR image. In the eastern section an oil slick having a very ragged shape is visible.
# Orbit Frame(s) Satellite Date Time Location
1 05786 2799 ERS-2 29-May-1996 07:20 Caspian Sea map
2 25230 2799 ERS-1 12-May-1996 07:23 Caspian Sea map
3 25459 2799 ERS-1 28-May-1996 07:20 Caspian Sea map

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