Use of SIR-C/X-SAR to monitor environmental damages of the 1991 Gulf War in Kuwait

M. Craig Dobson*, Andy Y. Kwarteng, Fawwaz T. Ulaby

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Abstract

False composites of the synthetic image radar (SIR)-C/X-synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data reveal a number of features related to the environmental devastation wrought by the Gulf War. Of particular note are the buried oil lakes which are readily detected and mapped using the spectral gradient of hh-polarized backscatter. Knowledge of the location and extent of these bodies are of great importance to resource recovery and environmental remediation efforts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages119-121
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 1 (of 4) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Aug 3 1997Aug 8 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS'97. Part 1 (of 4)
CitySingapore, Singapore
Period8/3/978/8/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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