The application of satellite remote sensing imagery for monitoring shore environment in the coastal areas is studied. The use of ERS1/2 synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data to detect oil slick near shore is described. Because the presence of oil slicks on sea surface increases the surface tension of sea water, the surface wave motion is significantly depressed or disappeared. This effect will relatively lower the sea surface roughness, and accordingly, will decrease the radar backscattering energy. These damping effects are now well understood and it is these effects that enable the oil slicks to be discerned from the radar image.
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4) - Singapore, Singapore|
Duration: 3 Aug 1997 → 8 Aug 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 3 (of 4)|
|Period||3/08/97 → 8/08/97|