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Main Title Aerial Surveillance Spill Prevention System.
Author Rudde, C. L. ; Reinheime, C. J. ; Berre, J. L. ;
CORP Author McDonnell Aircraft Co., St. Louis, Mo. Reconnaissance Lab.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-68-01-0140; EPA-15080-HOK; 11326,; R2-72-007
Stock Number PB-221 484
Additional Subjects ( Remote sensing ; Oils) ; ( Industrial plants ; Water pollution) ; ( Water pollution ; Remote sensing) ; Refineries ; Industrial wastes ; Aerial photography ; Infrared photography ; Inland waterways ; Photo interpretation ; Color photography ; Effluents ; Plumes ; Oil pollution detection ; Oil spills
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-221 484 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 117p
An aerial surveillance system, was evaluated for the remote detection of both real and potential spills threatening inland waterways. Twenty-three multiband and baseline missions were flown over oil refineries and other industrial sites located adjacent to the Mississippi River. Baseline flights were effective in counting storage tanks, locating and identifying storage equipment and pipeline systems and determining dike conditions. Stereoscopic analysis of baseline imagery was used to estimate the height of tanks and dikes, drainage patterns and the area of openly stored waste products. The multiband imagery was obtained by combining each of nine filters with each of three different black and white films. Spectral contrast image enhancement was accomplished by either suppressing or transmitting the target reflected radiation through proper film/filter selections. Spills, effluents and waste areas were hence identified on the multiband imagery. Normal and false color imagery was evaluated with the multiband imagery to determine the best film/filter combinations for the areas of interest. Finally the personnel, equipment and procedures required to implement an aerial surveillance spill prevention system were determined. (Modified author abstract)