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Operational approach for oil spill monitoring
Author(s): Gutemberg Borges Franca; Luiz Landau; Audalio Rebelo Tores Jr.; Jose A. L. Drumond; Mauricio R. Fragoso; Ricardo C. De Almeida; Gerson G. Cunha; Enrico C. Pedroso; Carlos H. Beisl
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the methodological approach of the oil spill monitoring system that is being put into operation by the National Petroleum Agency (NPA) in Brazil. The methodology is based on integrated analysis of multi-sensor data which includes satellites products, such as, GOES and AVHRR Sea Surface Temperature (SST), SeaWiFs chlorophyll concentration, QuikScat near sea surface wind field, GOES and AVHRR convective rain areas, and Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) data from RADARSAT-1 satellite. The methodology is implemented by means of a system composed by four subsystems called, data reception (SAR, GOES, NOAA and QuikScat), Integrator, hydrodynamic model and database. The methodology was applied to the accidental oil spill caused by PETROBRAS oil rig P-36. A RADARSAT-1 image was acquired during accident period at 21:07 (GMT) on 22nd of March 2001 and used. The results are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4892, Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications, (8 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466078
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Gutemberg Borges Franca, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Luiz Landau, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Audalio Rebelo Tores Jr., Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Jose A. L. Drumond, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Mauricio R. Fragoso, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Ricardo C. De Almeida, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Gerson G. Cunha, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Enrico C. Pedroso, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Carlos H. Beisl, Federal Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4892:
Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications
Robert J. Frouin; Yeli Yuan; Hiroshi Kawamura, Editor(s)

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