Geography in the News – BP Oil Spill

So the BP Oil Spill is not breaking news, but as of this post it’s still happening.  The scale of the spill is still not easy to comprehend and today I found myself wondering “how large is it really?” The the following link “6 Ways to Visualize the BP Oil Spill” helps to put things in perspective. The page from provides 6 other links from commercial, federal and private entities that are attempting to aid in the monitoring and public awareness of this crisis. Embedded below is an interesting Google Map mash-up that allows you to place the oil slick on different geographic extents:

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Check the following RSS Box for updated imagery from NASA’s Oil Spill Monitoring Page, this is where those hours of studying your remote sensing text books and labs come to life.

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