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Shoot: Infrared Photos of Elgin Platform North Sea

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Midwave-infrared camera images of the Elgin Wellhead Platform (Total) off the coast of Scotland. Methane gas has been leaking from the wellhead of the platform since the 25th March. The workers have been evacuated from the platform. The first 2 images were shot on the March 28th during a flight which had to keep a security distance of three nautical miles around and 4000ft above Elgin.
The images with the text were shot from outside the security zone on April 2nd and illustrate the gas cloud around the platform.
The camera detects specific absorption rates or proportions of atmospheric gases and visualize them in different color gradations, in this case pink (colors can be set freely, even black and white would be possible).
All transparent pink areas are gas. Sometimes “colors” overlap, but have different saturations hence different meanings. We can state where is gas and where is only a gas reflection gas from vapor. The reflection on the lower side of the sky cloud shows that the measuring is properly, because the gas cloud is in the center of the effect. The identified pink haze or fog is the gas. The saturated pink cloud is the related reflection from water molecules in the air. The same behavior is visible on the water surface. Depending on the angle of approach, the gas cloud is being reflected and in addition the reflection is being mirrored.
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
28 Mar, 2012
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
28 Mar, 2012
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
2 Apr, 2012
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
2 Apr, 2012
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
2 Apr, 2012
Infrared Photo of Elgin Platform North Sea
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