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Polarimetric decomposition analysis of the deepwater horizon oil slick using L-Band UAVSAR data

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Cathleen
dc.contributor.author Minchew, Brent
dc.contributor.author Holt, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-08T20:21:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-08T20:21:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-25
dc.identifier.citation Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011 IEEE International , vol., no., pp.2278-2281, 24-29 July 2011 doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2011.6049663 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-1710
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42128
dc.description.abstract We report here an analysis of the polarization dependence of L-band radar backscatter from the main slick of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, with specific attention to the utility of polarimetric decomposition analysis for discrimination of oil from clean water and identification of variations in the oil characteristics. For this study we used data collected with the UAVSAR instrument from opposing look directions directly over the main oil slick. We find that both the Cloude-Pottier and Shannon entropy polarimetric decomposition methods offer promise for oil discrimination, with the Shannon entropy method yielding the same information as contained in the Cloude-Pottier entropy and averaged in tensity parameters, but with significantly less computational complexity en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IEEE International en_US
dc.subject polarimetric radar properties en_US
dc.subject Deepwater Horizon oil slick en_US
dc.subject gulf oil slick en_US
dc.subject oil contamination en_US
dc.subject radar polarimetry en_US
dc.title Polarimetric decomposition analysis of the deepwater horizon oil slick using L-Band UAVSAR data en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Earth Resources and Remote Sensing en_US


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