During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, remote sensing assets captured the growing extent of the spill. Using this data, and, in particular, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, scientists were later able to successfully observe the oil field as it evolved. This method, if conducted in real time, may aid hazard mitigation specialists in determining the size and extent of oil spills, potentially allowing them to issue warnings to specific industries and coastal areas.

Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar Utilized to Track Oil Spills

MIGLIACCIO, Maurizio;NUNZIATA, FERDINANDO;
2012

Abstract

During the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, remote sensing assets captured the growing extent of the spill. Using this data, and, in particular, polarimetric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, scientists were later able to successfully observe the oil field as it evolved. This method, if conducted in real time, may aid hazard mitigation specialists in determining the size and extent of oil spills, potentially allowing them to issue warnings to specific industries and coastal areas.
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