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Science China Earth Sciences

, Volume 57, Issue 8, pp 1780–1789 | Cite as

Determining the oil weighting factor of oil-water emulsion based on the fractional Weierstrass scattering model

  • Yang Li
  • Ran TaoEmail author
  • XinQing Sheng
Research Paper
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Abstract

The formation of oil-water emulsion often occurs when oil is spilled into the ocean. Oil weighting factor of oil-water emulsion is one of the most important parameters for emergent oil-spill microwave monitoring. A new method is proposed here to evaluate the oil weighting factor based on fractional Weierstrass scattering model. By using the proposed method, we analyze the Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) L-band fully polarimetric data acquired during 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster event in the Gulf of Mexico. The result shows that our method performs well in evaluating oil weighting factor of oil-covered area.

Keywords

oil spill Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) Deepwater Horizon (DWH) fractional Weierstrass scattering model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information and ElectronicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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