Remote sensing of oil films on the sea surface
Maritime Transport and Management Engineering, Engineering Faculty, University of Istanbul, 34850, Avcilar, Istanbul, TURKEY
The calculation of the contrast is investigated between clear and oil covered sea surfaces. The problem is to estimate the contribution of these two effects on the total contrast, so that the substance effect can be calculated. Oil film thickness distribution and wave influence to contrast are also studied. It has been shown that there are sufficient contrasts for optical remote sensing of oil film.
Key words: Oil, optic constant, pollution, remote sensing, sea surface