Oil Spill makes it to loop current??

Posted on May 18, 2010
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Recent satellite imagery shows the oil spill…apparently being pulled by the loop current, which runs through the Gulf of Mexico along the Gulf Coast and swings down along the Florida Keys on its path around Florida and up the East Coast.

If the oil makes in into the current in significant quantity, it could easily make it to Key West.

GOM Oil Spill into Loop Current.

GOM Oil Spill into Loop current.

Image credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

I was going to make a “Movie” of the oil spill from the images however the last few days, the area was covered by significant cloud cover..

Weather.com has an article on this subject also…here.

Current loop current, notice how it travels by Key West, Miami….


A animated forcast of the loop current is located here. (quite large).

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One Response to “Oil Spill makes it to loop current??”

  1. ThePeachy1 on May 18th, 2010 1:58 pm

    Wow maybe a sufficient amount of margaritas and pina collada will be in danger and somebody will figure out a solution?

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