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ID L-1-10-GM
Abstract United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientist: Bob Rosenbauer. Oil spill analyses data of field activity L-1-10-GM in Gulf of Mexico from 04/20/2010 to 12/31/2010
Organization United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Project/Theme Northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOM) Ecosystem Change and Hazard Susceptibility
Chief Scientist Bob Rosenbauer
Activity Type oil spill analyses
Area of Operation Gulf of Mexico
Bounding Coordinates
-95.10861     -82.69078
Dates 04/20/2010 (JD 110) to 12/31/2010 (JD 365)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information to be Derived
Chemical Analysis of Deepwater Horizon Oil Samples
USGS scientists are analyzing samples of oil collected from the surface of the
Gulf of Mexico to provide compositional data that will help in using
hyperspectral remote-sensing methods to map the spatial extent of thick oil
accumulations on the surface, and to estimate their volume. The chemical
analyses serve as  ground truth  for calibrating interpretations of the
hyperspectral data. Analyses of samples of the original crude from the well
head and samples of shoreline sediment pre- and post- spill are also underway,
to help map the oil's spatial extent and to confirm that oil making landfall is
from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Samples taken in response to Deepwater Horizon explosion
Rosenbauer, R.J., Campbell, P.L., Lam, Angela, Lorenson, T.D., Hostettler, F.D.,
Thomas, Burt, and Wong, F.L., 2010, Reconnaissance of Macondo-1 Well Oil in 
and Tarballs from the Northern Gulf of Mexico Shoreline, Texas to Florida,
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Reoprt 2010-1290, URL:
Got Help? For L-1-10-GM, we would appreciate any information on -- analog materials, contract, crew, days at sea, dive count, equipment used, funding, information specialist, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, platform, ports, project number, purpose, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
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L-1-10-GM location map of where navigation 

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L-1-10-GM location map of where navigation 

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