|The two-scale BPM scattering model for sea biogenic slicks contrast|
In: IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: New York, N.Y.. ISSN 0196-2892; e-ISSN 1558-0644
Sea surface electromagnetic scattering; synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
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- Nunziata, F.
- Sobieski, P.
- Migliaccio, M.
Sea oil slick observation by means of synthetic aperture radar is still a scientific and operational challenge. In this paper, the sea surface scattering with and without biogenic slicks is analyzed by using the two-scale Boundary Perturbation Method scattering model. The surface slick is supposed to modify both the full-range sea surface spectrum and the slope probability density function by means of the Marangoni damping and by a reduced friction velocity. In this paper, the full-range Universite Catholique de Louvain sea surface spectrum is considered. A new contrast model, which overcomes the drawbacks of the contrast model based on the untilted Small Perturbation Method scattering model, is presented and illustrated in some L-and C-band biogenic slick cases.