Vol. 15, issue 10, article # 8

Belov M.L., Gorodnichev V.A., Kozintsev V.I., Strelkov B.V. Detection of oil spills on rough sea surface using a three-beam laser method. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 10. P. 816-817.
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A method for detection of oil spills based on sea surface sensing by three laser beams: vertically downward, at an angle along a line of movement, and at an angle across a line of movement, is considered. It is shown that the three-beam laser method allows independent monitoring of two effects: smoothing of wind roughness of the sea surface and variation of the reflection coefficient and, therefore, detection of oil spills with high reliability.