REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING OIL SLICKS

The paper discusses the applicability of various remote sensing techniques for detecting, identifying, mapping, and measuring the thickness of oil films on the surface of the water. Techniques that make use of both the spectral and spatial dimensions are surveyed and the signature properties of oil, along with sensor characteristics, are reviewed. Each technique is analyzed as to its weather capabilities, kinds of data obtained, and quantity and quality of information gathered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at the 4th Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  75206
  • Authors:
    • Catoe, C E
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

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  • Accession Number: 00043968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM