Benjamin Holt

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We analyze the fully-polarimetric Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) data acquired on June 23, 2010, from two adjacent, overlapping flight tracks that imaged the main oil slick near the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) rig site in the Gulf of Mexico. Our results show that radar backscatter from both clean water and oil in the slick is(More)
State of the art satellite and airborne marine oil spill remote sensing: Application to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill" (2012). NASA Publications. Paper 117. a b s t r a c t a r t i c l e i n f o Keywords: Oil spill Deepwater Horizon Remote sensing Lidar Near infrared Thermal infrared Satellite Airborne remote sensing Synthetic aperture radar MODIS(More)
Monitoring and M A Record-Breakin Geophysical Mon Copyright 2011 b 10.1029/2011GM On 22–23 June 2010, the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) L band radar imaged the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the effects of oil that was transported within the Gulf of Mexico. We describe the campaign and discuss the unique contributions of the(More)
This paper examines the capability of synthetic aperture radar imagery from ERS1 and buoys to track the wave field emanating from an intense storm over a several day period. The first part of the study is a validation component that compares SAR-derived wave length and direction with buoy data from two locations from 10 different dates in late 1991. When(More)
An approach for identification of sea ice types in spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image data is presented. The unsupervised classification approach involves cluster analysis for segmentation of the image data followed by cluster labeling based on previously defined look-up tables containing the expected backscatter signatures of different ice(More)
Ischemic preconditioning is a phenomenon in which low-level stressful stimuli upregulate endogenous defensive programs, resulting in subsequent resistance to otherwise lethal injuries. We previously observed that signal transduction systems typically associated with neurodegeneration such as caspase activation are requisite events for the expression of(More)
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. and is now recognized as a global epidemic. There are currently no FDA-approved drugs to block the cell death that results from oxygen and glucose deprivation. This void in clinical medicine has sparked an intense interest in understanding endogenous cellular protective pathways that might be(More)
Stormwater runoff plumes, municipal wastewater plumes, and natural hydrocarbon seeps are important pollution hazards for the heavily populated Southern California Bight (SCB). Due to their small size, dynamic and episodic nature, these hazards are difficult to sample adequately using traditional in situ oceanographic methods. Complex coastal circulation and(More)