SATELLITE SENTINEL FOR OIL SPILLS IN 1978

The oil spill detection and monitoring capability of the Coastal Zone Color Scanner (CZCS), a 6-spectral band scanner specifically designed for ocean color imagery to fly on Nimbus G in 1978 is described. High-altitude U-2 flights with a CZCS breadboard scanner onboard have demonstrated a capacity for detecting the natural oil seepage off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The results in terms of the satellite's capability to detect oil pollution of this relatively small magnitude or larger on a near daily global basis are described.

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  • Pagination: p. 211-213

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177074
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM