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War Damage AssessmentDuring and after the Persian Gulf war, hundreds of "oil lakes" were created in Kuwait by oil released from damaged wells. The lakes are a hazard to the Kuwait atmosphere, soil and ground water and must be carefully monitored. Boston University Center for Remote Sensing, assisted by other organizations, has accurately mapped the lakes using Landsat and Spot imagery. The war damage included the formation of over 300 oil lakes, oil pollution and sand dune movement. Total damage area is over 5,400 square kilometers - 30 percent of Kuwait's total surface area.
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Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1994
ISBN: 0-16-045368-2
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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