MEASUREMENTS OF THE DISTRIBUTION AND VOLUME OF SEA-SURFACE OIL SPILLS USING MULTIFREQUENCY MICROWAVE RADIOMETRY

Multifrequency passive microwave measurements from aircraft have been made of eight controlled marine oil spills. It was found that over 90 percent of the oil was generally confined in a compact region with thicknesses in excess of 1 mm and comprising less than 10 percent of the area of the visible slick. It is shown that microwave radiometry offers a means to measure the distribution of oil in sea-surface slicks and to locate the thick regions and measure their volume on an all-weather, day-or-night, and realtime basis. (Author)

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    Naval Research Laboratory

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  • Authors:
    • Hollinger, J P
    • Mennella, R A
  • Publication Date: 1973-5-5

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00048406
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-7512 Intrm Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM