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The two-scale BPM scattering model for sea biogenic slicks contrast
Nunziata, F.; Sobieski, P.; Migliaccio, M. (2009). The two-scale BPM scattering model for sea biogenic slicks contrast. IEEE Trans. Giosci. Remote Sens. 47(7): 1949-1956.
In: IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: New York, N.Y.. ISSN 0196-2892, more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 280065 [ OMA ]

Author keywords
    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.

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