Oil Spill Detection by NOAA/AVHRR on Persian Gulf

by Ichio Asanuma, Marine Science & Technology Cent, Yokosuka, Japan,
Kei Muneyama, Marine Science & Technology Cent, Yokosuka, Japan,
Yasunori Sasaki, Marine Science & Technology Cent, Yokosuka, Japan,
Joji Iisaka, Marine Science & Technology Cent, Yokosuka, Japan,
Yoshio Tozawa, Marine Science & Technology Cent, Yokosuka, Japan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85

Abstract: An area of oil spills on the Persian Gulf was detected by the thermal-infrared channels of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) on NOAA-7. AVHRR gives the temperatures of the sea surface with its thermal-infrared channels. The distribution of the sea surface temperatures, which may correspond to the oil spills, were detected at the vicinity of the Nowruz oil fields as they show the warmer temperatures in day time and the cooler in night time.

Subject Headings: Hazardous materials spills | Gulfs | Temperature distribution | Thermal pollution | Seas and oceans | Water pollution | Thermal effects | Wells (oil and gas) | Persian Gulf

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