Exploring for onshore oil seeps with hyperspectral imaging

09/10/2001
Explorationists evaluating remote terrain can now consider using airborne hyperspectral imaging for detecting onshore oil seeps. Previous to this new technology, the spatial and spectral resolution of sensors was too limited for successful detection of onshore oil seeps.A cooperative R&D project facilitated by The Geosat Committee Inc. documented the spectral characteristics of seeps and associated oil-impacted soils and constructed a spectral library to enable deployment of the application to other geographical areas. This oil-focused spectral library may be the first of its kind in the commercial sector and includes signatures with varying amounts of oil, tar, vegetation, soils, and roc...
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