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Shipborne system for the detection of surface oil
Author(s): Ian Campbell; Daniel McStay
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Paper Abstract

A ship borne laser fluorescence system, design for use in conjunction with conventional water sampling techniques, for the improved detection and quantification of surface oil is described. Oil detection is achieved by firing the amplitude modulated 488 nm output beam of an Argon ion laser at the sea surface. The resultant fluorescence and scattered laser light are collected using a simple telescope arrangement and processed using a lock-in amplifier. The system is capable of detecting surface oil coatings of 20 (mu) l/m2 with an operating range of up 6 - 20 m.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2835, Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259774
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Ian Campbell, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)
Daniel McStay, Robert Gordon Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2835:
Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation
Tuan Vo-Dinh, Editor(s)

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