Accession Number : AD0758591

Title :   Measurements Program for Oil-Slick Characteristics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May-17 Nov 69,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Horvath,R. ; Morgan,W. L. ; Spellicy,R.

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 182

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*OILS, *OPTICAL PROPERTIES), REFRACTIVE INDEX, INFRARED SPECTRA, ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, SPECTRUM SIGNATURES, REFLECTIVITY, SCATTERING, EMISSIVITY, FLUORESCENCE, MEASUREMENT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE