Operational oil-slick characterization by SAR imagery and synergistic data

@article{GirardArdhuin2005OperationalOC,
  title={Operational oil-slick characterization by SAR imagery and synergistic data},
  author={Fanny Girard-Ardhuin and gregoire. mercier and fabrice. collard and Ren{\'e} Garello},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering},
  year={2005},
  volume={30},
  pages={487-495}
}
A methodology is proposed for the semiautomatic detection, characterization, and classification of slicks detected in C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). For the first detection step, automatic algorithms were tested on Environmental Research Satellite (ERS) and Environmental Satellite (EnviSat) images acquired during the Prestige tanker accident. These tests reveal that simple filter or segmentation methods efficiently detect slicks with high contrasts and simple shapes, while a new and… CONTINUE READING
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