THE APPEARANCE AND VISIBILITY OF THIN OIL FILMS ON WATER
The report examines the inherent optical characteristics and corresponding inherent visual effects of thin films of oil on water. The objective of the laboratory study is to determine the feasibility of visual means of oil spill detection. Factors considered include nature of illumination, sky conditions, sun angle, color and depth of water, color of bottom, and viewing angle.
Edison Water Quality LaboratoryEnvironmental Protection Agency
Edison, NJ USA
- Hornstein, B
- Publication Date: 1972-8
- Pagination: 74 p.
- TRT Terms: Detectors; Oil spill cleanup; Oil spills; Oils; Optical detectors; Optical properties; Photographs; Reflectivity; Remote sensing; Thickness; Thin films; Visibility; Water pollution; Water quality management
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil film thickness; Oil spill detection; Oil spreading process; Optical detection; Optical interference
- Subject Areas: Environment; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00047613
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-R2-72-039
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 18 1973 12:00AM