Accession Number : ADA017098

Title :   The Feasibility of Oil-Pollution Detection and Monitoring from Space: Examples Using ERTS-1 and SKYLAB Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR INFRARED AND OPTICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Goldman,Gary C. ; Horvath,Robert

Report Date : AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The necessity of detecting and monitoring an increasing number of coastal oil spills has precipitated an extensive U.S. Coast Guard evaluation of various surveillance methods. The purpose of this study was to determine and demonstrate the present and future utility of space-acquired remote sensor data, as an aid to the Coast Guard in fulfilling its assigned mission in the area of oil pollution detection and monitoring and law enforcement, by specifically evaluating ERTS-1 and SKYLAB capabilities. Various digital-computer and photointerpretation methods were attempted in order to develop, or at least evaluate, the best means of analyzing the data.

Descriptors :   *Oil pollution, *Oil spills, Optical detection, Monitoring, Radiance, Photointerpretation, Statistical analysis, Computer applications, Scientific satellites

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE