Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model

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    • Publication Information:
      USA: IEEE
    • Publication Date:
      2020
    • Abstract:
      We propose the use of a polarimetric two-scale surface scattering model to retrieve the dielectric parameters of oil slick from the polarimetric synthetic aperture radar. The ocean surface is modeled as an ensemble of randomly orientated, slightly roughened, tilted facets, for which the small perturbation model is assumed to be valid under the condition of no tilt. The orientation of the random facets causes a variation in the in-plane and out-of-plane tilt angles. As the original model utilizes both the co-polarization and cross-polarization channels to determine both the dielectric and roughness characteristics simultaneously from a series of look-up tables, the model is adapted from its original form in order to estimate the roughness characteristics of the scattering surface first, before the dielectric properties are inferred. The performance of the altered scattering model is then evaluated by applying it to multiple sets of quad-polarimetric data containing verified oil slicks, acquired from oil-on-water clean-up exercises in the North Sea. Histograms of retrieved values for the modulus of the dielectric constant indicate that the model is able to invert for values similar to the actual value of 2.3, the dielectric constant of pure crude oil at the lower limit, with successively higher values being found up to values of approximately 20 at the edges of the slicks. An error evaluation is also presented and demonstrates that sources of error are related to the alteration of the model to suit co-polarimetric data and the variance of the speckle that is related to the size of the averaging window. While the results are interesting, the approach is limited to the use of only the ratio of the co-polarimetric channels, from which two unknowns are estimated.
    • Author Affiliations:
      Department of Physics and Technology, UiT—The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    • ISSN:
      0196-2892
      1558-0644
    • Accession Number:
      10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724
    • Rights:
      Copyright 1980-2012, IEEE
    • AMSID:
      9016080
    • Date of Current Version:
      2020
    • Document Subtype:
      IEEE Transaction
    • Sponsored by:
      IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
    • Accession Number:
      edseee.9016080
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      QUIGLEY, C.; BREKKE, C.; ELTOFT, T. Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, [s. l.], v. 58, n. 7, p. 5162–5178, 2020. DOI 10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.9016080. Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Quigley C, Brekke C, Eltoft T. Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sensing. 2020;58(7):5162-5178. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724
    • APA:
      Quigley, C., Brekke, C., & Eltoft, T. (2020). Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 58(7), 5162–5178. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Quigley, C., C. Brekke, and T. Eltoft. 2020. “Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 58 (7): 5162–78. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724.
    • Harvard:
      Quigley, C., Brekke, C. and Eltoft, T. (2020) ‘Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model’, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, 58(7), pp. 5162–5178. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Quigley, C, Brekke, C & Eltoft, T 2020, ‘Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model’, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, vol. 58, no. 7, pp. 5162–5178, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Quigley, C., et al. “Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing, vol. 58, no. 7, July 2020, pp. 5162–5178. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Quigley, C., C. Brekke, and T. Eltoft. “Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Remote Sensing 58, no. 7 (July 1, 2020): 5162–78. doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.2973724.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Quigley C, Brekke C, Eltoft T. Retrieval of Marine Surface Slick Dielectric Properties From Radarsat-2 Data via a Polarimetric Two-Scale Model. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on, IEEE Trans Geosci Remote Sensing [Internet]. 2020 Jul 1 [cited 2020 Sep 27];58(7):5162–78. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseee&AN=edseee.9016080