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Originally posted by lasertaglover
reply to post by niblo
One of the things that is really important is the water temperature. The warmer the water, the more powerful that #3 (Bonnie) could become.
Current water temp readings indicate that there is a lot of warmth in the Gulf right now, but that is the case for this time of the year and the reason that August is the peak month for tropical storms. The water is at its warmest.
There has been speculation on some of the BP threads that the oil might actually cause the water to be slightly warmer, but I am not an expert, and I am not sure if that hypothesis has been proven, or disproven in any way.
[edit on 22-7-2010 by lasertaglover]
can you get a wider view on that, or a little bit higher up on that? I really would appreciate a new photo, but higher up. Where did you get that? google earth? That is an amazing shot of the oil spill. good find. OOPS, I should of not did the quote. Now there is two pics.
Originally posted by DragonFire1024
reply to post by lasertaglover
This was taken on May 24...if they didn't clean up the slick good enough, it might already be there...just underwater. I would think they used a lot of dispersant on this. Florida is at the upper right, the oil slick goes down and out of the photo...