NASA Photo ID: STS039-87-012       File Name: 10064174.jpg
  Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 05/06/91
  Title: Oil Fires and Oil Slick, Kuwait
  Description:
  In this color infrared view of the Kuwait oil fires and offshore oil slick, 
  (29.0N, 48.0E), smoke from the burning oil fields both to the north and
  south  of Kuwait City almost totally obliterates the image.  Unburned pools
  of oil  on the ground and oil offshore in the Persian Gulf are reflecting
  sunlight,  much the same way as water does, and appear as white or light
  toned features. The water borne oil slicks drifted south toward the Arab
  Emirate States.                  
  Subject terms:
  COLOR INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY              
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  FIRES                                   
  GULFS                                   
  KUWAIT                                  
  OIL POLLUTION                           
  PERSIAN GULF                            
  STS-39                                  
  WATER POLLUTION                         
  

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