Estimation of oil thickness and aging from hyperspectral signature

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Abstract

While remote detection of oil spills is well-studied, very little success has been reported in estimation of thickness and aging of oil slicks. In this case study, spectral signatures (350 nm - 2400 nm) of oil samples of 5 different thicknesses on saltwater were measured regularly for 2 months. Changes in spectral behaviors were observed over time. Based on our observation, the spectrum of fresh oil surface was initially different from that of saltwater but eventually came to resemble the saltwater spectrum after volatilization and precipitation. Spectra of thinner samples changed more rapidly over time than those of thicker samples. Spectral unmixing was studied of the thin oil samples using thick oil and pure saltwater as endmembers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, SSIAI 2012, Proceedings
Pages213-216
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, SSIAI 2012 - Santa Fe, NM, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2012Apr 24 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, SSIAI 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Fe, NM
Period04/22/1204/24/12

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    Cong, L., Nutter, B., & Liang, D. (2012). Estimation of oil thickness and aging from hyperspectral signature. In 2012 IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation, SSIAI 2012, Proceedings (pp. 213-216). [6202491] (Proceedings of the IEEE Southwest Symposium on Image Analysis and Interpretation). https://doi.org/10.1109/SSIAI.2012.6202491