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Assessment of space sensors for ocean pollution monitoringSeveral passive and active microwave, as well as passive optical remote sensors, applicable to the monitoring of oil spills and waste discharges at sea, are considered. The discussed types of measurements relate to: (1) spatial distribution and properties of the pollutant, and (2) oceanic parameters needed to predict the movement of the pollutants and their impact upon land. The sensors, operating from satellite platforms at 700-900 km altitudes, are found to be useful in mapping the spread of oil in major oil spills and in addition, can be effective in producing wind and ocean parameters as inputs to oil trajectory and dispersion models. These capabilities can be used in countermeasures.
Document ID
19810028956
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Alvarado, U. R. (General Electric Co. Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Tomiyasu, K. (General Electric Co. Philadelphia, PA, United States)
Gulatsi, R. L. (General Electric Co., Space Systems Div., Valley Forge Pa., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 80-1927
Meeting Information
Sensor Systems for the 80''s Conference(Colorado Springs, CO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other