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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How Big is the Gulf Oil Spill?

How big is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Google engineer Paul Rademacher has created a web page that allows users to show the size of the spill in relation to any location on earth. This is very useful for helping students to understand the scale of the problem. The map below is what the spill would look like if it were centered on Bridgewater, Massachusetts (where EarthView is based). Enter any other location on the site to make a similar comparison (a Google Earth plug-in may be required).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for showing this. It definitely helps the perspective and I will pass it along!