Accession Number : ADA257301


Title :   Methods of Monitoring the Persian Gulf Oil Spill Using Digital and Hardcopy Multiband Data


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jan-Jul 1991


Corporate Author : ARMY TOPOGRAPHIC ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Rand, Robert S ; Satterwhite, M B ; Davis, Donald A ; Anderson, John E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257301.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : A quick response demonstration was performed during the Persian Gulf War that showed a capability to monitor the path of oil dumped into the bay near Kuwait City using commercial satellite imagery. Both manual and semi-automated methods of image analysis were performed on AVHRR and Landsat TM imagery. Estimates of the oil area coverage were obtained using conventional classification methods. A hardcopy generation and reproduction capability was also demonstrated. Persian Gulf, Oil Spill, AVHRR, Landsat TM, Euclidean Distance, Bayesian Discriminant, Classifiers, Hardcopy Processing.


Descriptors :   *MONITORING , *OPTICAL IMAGES , *OIL SPILLS , IMAGE PROCESSING , GULFS , DEMONSTRATIONS , ALGEBRA , RESPONSE , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , MONITORS , REPRODUCTION , BAYS , URBAN AREAS , AREA COVERAGE , OILS , CLASSIFICATION , IMAGES , ESTIMATES , PATHS , PROCESSING , PERSIAN GULF , KUWAIT


Subject Categories : Optics
      Water Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE