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

Report Date:

1992-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE