Accession Number : AD0709982

Title :   THE REMOTE SENSING OF OIL SLICKS BY RADAR,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Guinard,N. W. ; Purves,C. G.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The NRL Four Frequency Radar System, at Coast Guard request, was flown over the oil slick caused by the wreck of the tanker Arrow in the Chedabucto Bay area of Nova Scotia on 17 February 1970. The oil slick was mapped remotely from an EC-121 aircraft in both the horizontal and vertical polarizations. Synthetic aperature imagery was obtained in the P, X, L and C-band. This data clearly established the value of the radar sensing techniques as a tool for locating and monitoring oil spills. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER POLLUTION, OILS), (*RADAR, DETECTORS), (*OILS, DETECTION), AIRBORNE

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE