THE DETECTION AND MAPPING OF OIL ON A MARSHY AREA BY A REMOTE LUMINESCENT SENSOR

An oil well ruptured and spewed a 90-m fountain of oil into the air for 23 d. An airborne luminescence detector with a Fraunhofer Line Discriminator (FLD) was flown over the affected area 41 d after the well was capped to obtain a map of the deposition pattern. To calibrate the system, samples of wire grass and common reed were collected from the contaminated area and the oil residues were eluted and quantitatively analyzed in a flourescence photometer. Good correlation was observed between the FLD and the laboratory analysis. Isopleths defining the deposition pattern of oil were drawn from the remote sensing information. Use of this instrument for cleanup and damage assessment is discussed.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 197-201

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  • Accession Number: 00177068
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM