REMOTE SENSING OF OIL SLICKS

In airborne remote sensing, due to the differences between the material properties of oil and, water, an oil slick is detectable in most wavelength bands. The capability of mapping thin oil slicks varies with the wavelength used. The amount of cloud cover also has a great influence on the contrast and the optimum wavelength band for mapping. A significant relation also exists between the contrast and the thickness of the oil film in some parts of the spectrum, particularly in the green band, thermal infrared (IR) and the microwave region. The multiband signature is also related to the oil type.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

    Universitetstorlaget, P.O. Box 307, Blindern
    Oslo 3,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • AXELSSON, S
    • Ohlsson, E
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 70-76
  • Serial:
    • Ambio
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 1974 12:00AM