The report summarizes the results of a laboratory investigation using the spectral region from the ultraviolet to the infrared for determining oil-slick characteristics. It includes the data obtained from measurements of absorptance, index of refraction, emissivity, and fluorescence for a variety of crude oils and petroleum products. A mathematical model is developed for using these quantities to determine the spectral radiance from oil films on smooth water in an outdoor environment. The conclusions reached from these studies are discussed and recommendations are made for further work to apply these results to the selection, design, and evaluation of remote sensing systems for oil-slick detection. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Institute of Science and Technology
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109
  • Authors:
    • Horvath, R
    • Morgan, W L
    • Spellicy, R
  • Publication Date: 1970-2

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  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2766-7-F Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-92,580-A
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1973 12:00AM