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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Edison Water Quality Laboratory

    Environmental Protection Agency
    Edison, NJ  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Hornstein, B
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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