Detecting Microplastics Pollution in World Oceans Using Sar Remote Sensing

  title={Detecting Microplastics Pollution in World Oceans Using Sar Remote Sensing},
  author={N. Davaasuren and A. Marino and Carl P. Boardman and M. Alparone and F. Nunziata and N. Ackermann and I. Hajnsek},
  journal={IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium},
  • N. Davaasuren, A. Marino, +4 authors I. Hajnsek
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science, Environmental Science
  • IGARSS 2018 - 2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
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