EVALUATION OF AN INFRARED OIL FILM MONITOR
An evaluation program was undertaken on a remote oil film detection instrument which uses the infrared reflectance of water surfaces. Oil slick detection is based on a change in the normal water reflectance ratio of two wavelengths in the 3 micron spectral region. Laboratory and field tests demonstrated the instrument's ability to reliably detect petroleum films while effectively ignoring non-hydrocarbon pollutants on the water surface. The report details test procedures and results as well as theory of operation and functional descriptions of the instrument.
- See also report dated Nov 73, AD-778814.
Wright and Wright IncorporatedNewton Center, MA USA
- Wright, D E
- Wright, J A
- Publication Date: 1974-9
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Detectors; Infrared detectors; Oil spill cleanup; Remote sensing; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil spill detection
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00097566
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-D-51-75 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-33672-A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM