|Author(s)||Mercier Grégoire1, Ardhuin Fanny2, 3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ecole Natl Super Telecommun Bretagne, ITI Dept, CNRS, UMR 2872,TAMCIC,TIME Team, F-29238 Brest, France.
2 : CNES, F-75001 Paris, France.
3 : IFREMER, DOPS, LOS, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
|Source||IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (0196-2892) (IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society), 2006-10 , Vol. 44 , N. 10 , P. 2839-2846|
|WOS© Times Cited||58|
|Keyword(s)||Water pollution, Synthetic aperture radar, Sea surface, Satellite applications, Oil spill, Image analysis|
|Abstract||Spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is well adapted to detect ocean pollution independently from daily or weather conditions. In fact, oil slicks have a specific impact on ocean wave spectra. Initial wave spectra may be characterized by three kinds of waves, namely big, medium, and small, which correspond physically to gravity and gravity-capillary waves. The increase of viscosity, due to the presence of oil damps gravity-capillary waves. This induces not only a damping of the backscattering to the sensor but also a damping of the energy of the wave spectra. Thus, local segmentation of wave spectra may be achieved by the segmentation of a multiscale decomposition of the original SAR image. In this paper, a semisupervised oil-slick detection is proposed by using a kernel-based abnormal detection into the wavelet decomposition of a SAR image. It performs accurate detection with no consideration to signal stationarity nor to the presence of strong backscatters (such as a ship). The algorithm has been applied on ENVISAT Advanced SAR images. It yields accurate segmentation results even for small slicks, with a very limited number of false alarms.|
Mercier Grégoire, Ardhuin Fanny (2006). Partially supervised oil-slick detection by SAR imagery using kernel expansion. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(10), 2839-2846. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.881078 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/1948/