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Hercules 265 Natural Gas Platform Blaze Detected by VIIRS Nightfire July 24, 2013 NOAA-NGDC Earth Observation Group

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1 Hercules 265 Natural Gas Platform Blaze Detected by VIIRS Nightfire July 24, 2013 NOAA-NGDC Earth Observation Group

2 Background The blaze began about 10:50 p.m. local time, July 23, on the Hercules 265 natural gas platform, which is located around 55 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico.

3 Blaze Was Detected By VIIRS at 02:33 a.m. local time (CDT) Hercules 265 NGDC processes VIIRS data collected by the ground station operated by the University of Wisconsin. The detection was available at NGDCs web site at 04:26 CDT

4 Combustion Parameters


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