On the exploitation of polarimetric ratio for oil spill detection

Mariantonietta Zonno, Paco López-Dekker, Richard E. Danielson

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Abstract

Oil spills in sea water represent one of the most conspicuous forms of damage to the marine environment. They can be detected in SAR images by the exploitation of the normalized cross section (NRCS) and the co-polarization ratio (PR) and by the use of a combined detector. In this paper we describe the simulation of sea surface SAR data by means of the statistical compound model and we use these data for testing the proposed NRCS and PR-based oil spill detection approach. It shows good performance compared to detectors based on the single PR or NRCS information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Electronic)9783800742288
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 6 Jun 20169 Jun 2016
Conference number: 11

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
Abbreviated titleEUSAR 2016
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period6/06/169/06/16

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    Zonno, M., López-Dekker, P., & Danielson, R. E. (2016). On the exploitation of polarimetric ratio for oil spill detection. In Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar [7559371] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).