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On The Use Of Terrasar-X Dual-Pol Mode For Oil Slicks Observation

Velotto, Domenico and Lehner, Susanne and Migliaccio, Maurizio (2011) On The Use Of Terrasar-X Dual-Pol Mode For Oil Slicks Observation. In: Proceedings of 4. TerraSAR-X Meeting, pp. 1-6. 4. TerraSAR-X Science Team Meeting, 2011-02-14 - 2011-02-16, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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The main objective of this work is to analyze the potential of TerraSAR-X (TS-X) dual-pol StripMap (SM) mode data for oil slicks observation purposes. Single Look Complex SAR data acquired with HH-VV polarization combination give the opportunity to retrieve the so called Co-polarized Phase Difference (CPD), i.e. the phase difference between the HH and VV channels. The capability of the polarimetric parameter is analyzed regarding the ability to distinguish between oil slicks and oceanic features with weak damping properties (e.g. natural and biogenic slicks, ship wake and so on). TS-X HH-VV SM images acquired during two of the worst offshore platform accident (BP Deepwater Horizon, Gulf of Mexico 2010, and Montara platform, Timor Sea 2009) are considered as "ground truth" to validate the proposed methods. Oceanic and man-made features with weak damping properties, visible in SAR images as dark spot and that are easily mixed up as oil, have been analyzed with the same filter method. The latter results show a different behaviour, in contrast with the ones obtained in the oil cases, providing the opportunity to automatically discard them as possible oil slicks.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/74228/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:On The Use Of Terrasar-X Dual-Pol Mode For Oil Slicks Observation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Migliaccio, MaurizioUniversità di Napoli ParthenopeUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of 4. TerraSAR-X Meeting
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-6
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Keywords:TerraSAR-X, Oil Slicks Observation
Event Title:4. TerraSAR-X Science Team Meeting
Event Location:Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Event Type:Workshop
Event Start Date:14 February 2011
Event End Date:16 February 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing
Deposited On:19 Jan 2012 11:35
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 19:40

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