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Application of remote sensing data for oil spill monitoring in the Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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2 Author(s)
Bentz, C. ; Remote Sensing Lab., PETROBRAS Res. & Dev. Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; de Miranda, F.P.

This paper describes the application of remote sensing data for oil spill monitoring in the Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the emergency, Landsat-5/TM (Thematic Mapper) and Radarsat-1 data were acquired to monitor the location of the spill and its movement. Image classification procedures have been utilized to highlight oil-covered areas on the water surface. Ambiguities in the oil detection were resolved with the aid of ancillary information in a GIS (geographic information system) environment. The results obtained helped PETROBRAS to optimize the emergency response procedures and subsequent cleaning efforts

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Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2001. IGARSS '01. IEEE 2001 International  (Volume:1 )

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2001