Accession Number : ADA261315


Title :   Multispectral Image Enhancement Reveals Kuwaiti Oil Plumes


Descriptive Note : Journal article (Final)


Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Thomas F ; Clark, James ; Thompson, Maureen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261315.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Absorbing of incoming solar radiation at visible wavelengths, oil smoke is nearly invisible over water on many environmental satellite images. To improve the detectability of smoke, the authors construct bispectral composites from images from the NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR). These composites are constructed from a ratio between AVHRR channels 1 and 2. While neither channel by itself shows smoke overwater, the ratio image often depicts smoke quite distinctly. The authors discuss an interactive program on a computer workstation which enables even an untrained user to develop further enhancements using this ratio image.... Remote sensing, Artificial intelligence, Data assimilation, Satellite data.


Descriptors :   *DETECTION , *AUGMENTATION , *IMAGES , *PLUMES , *SMOKE , *OILS , DATA PROCESSING , REPRINTS , RADIATION , RATIOS , REMOTE DETECTORS , CHANNELS , ASSIMILATION , RADIOMETERS , SOLAR RADIATION , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , VISIBLE SPECTRA , WORK STATIONS , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , WATER , HIGH RESOLUTION , RESOLUTION , COMPUTERS , KUWAIT , INTELLIGENCE , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Air Pollution and Control
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE