Identification / Evaluation of Volcanic Eruption Effects
Mount LEWOTOBI on FLORES Island, INDONESIA

Natural oil-spill detected on September 18, 2003, probably associated to the volcanic eruption


The map below (processing by ParBleu Technologies Inc.) is produced in cartographic projection UTM WGS 1984 (Zone 51), at a spatial resolution of 20 meters x 20 meters.

UTM geographic coordinates are indicated on the map.

The Radarsat-1 radar imagery used to produce this map has been orthorectified (a digital terrain model has been produced for this purpose).

The size of the area shown is 30 x 30 kilometers.


Detection of a natural oil-spill :

A natural oil-spill has been detected on the Radarsat-1 radar image acquired on September 18, 2003.
This oil spill is visible as a complex of black patterns within the red-marked area, off the southern shores of Flores Island, at a distance of 10 kilometers from the erupting volcano.

It is likely that this oil spill was caused by the seismic events associated to the eruption of the Lewotobi laki-laki in the first two weeks of September 2003.


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Procurement of the original RADARSAT-1 SAR data: Canadian Space Agency, and Radarsat International Inc.
Original RADARSAT-1 images: Copyright Canadian Space Agency / Agence Spatiale Canadienne, 2003.


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