THE REMOTE SENSING OF OIL SLICKS BY RADAR

The NRL Four Frequency Radar System, at Coast Guard request, was flown over the oil slick caused by the wreck of the tanker Arrow in the Chedabucto Bay area of Nova Scotia on 17 February 1970. The oil slick was mapped remotely from an EC-121 aircraft in both the horizontal and vertical polarizations. Synthetic aperture imagery was obtained in the P,X,L and C-band. This data clearly established the value of the radar sensing techniques as a tool for locating and monitoring oil spills.(Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report on Chedabucto Bay Case Study
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  USA  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • Guinard, N W
    • Purves, C G
  • Publication Date: 1970-6-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007546
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1973 12:00AM