THE FEASIBILITY OF OIL-POLLUTION DETECTION AND MONITORING FROM SPACE: EXAMPLES USING ERTS-1 AND SKYLAB DATA

The necessity of detecting and monitoring an increasing number of coastal oil spills has precipitated an extensive U.S. Coast Guard evaluation of various surveillance methods. The purpose of this study was to determine and demonstrate the present and future utility of space-acquired remote sensor data, as an aid to the Coast Guard in fulfilling its assigned mission in the area of oil pollution detection and monitoring and law enforcement, by specifically evaluating ERTS-1 and SKYLAB capabilities. Various digital-computer and photointerpretation methods were attempted in order to develop, or at least evaluate, the best means of analyzing the data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Research Institute of Michigan

    Infrared and Optics Division, P.O. Box 618
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48107

    United States Coast Guard

    Office of Research and Development, 400 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goldman, G C
    • Horvath, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., USCG-D-117-75
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-24063-A
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1976 12:00AM