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

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Solid Wastes and Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE