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A Method for Qualitative Mapping of Thick Oil Spills Using Imaging Spectroscopy

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1101/

A method to create qualitative images of thick oil in oil spills on water using near-infrared imaging spectroscopy data. It relies on the organic absorption features of chemical bonds in aliphatic hydrocarbons. The data cannot give oil volume estimates.

by Clark, Roger N.; Swayze, Gregg A.; Leifer, Ira; Livo, K. Eric; Lundeen, Sarah R.; Eastwood, Michael L.; Green, Robert O.; Kokaly, Raymond F.; Hoefen, Todd M.; Sarture, Charles M.; McCubbin, Ian B.; Roberts, Dar A.; Steele, Denis; Ryan, Thomas; Dominguez, Roseanne; Pearson, Neil; and Airborne Visible/Infrared Imaging Spectrometer Team
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1101
Related topics:
AVIRIS, Geophysics, Image analysis, Industrial pollution, Petroleum

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