The study “Measuring Floating Thick Seep Oil from the Coal Oil Point Marine Hydrocarbon Seep Field by Quantitative Thermal Oil Slick Remote Sensing” by Ira Leifer et al.* was recently published in Remote Sensing and presents a novel method for qualitative remote sensing using a combined thermal infrared and visible system. The study utilized the Coal Oil Point seep field as a natural laboratory to test out the remote sensing method and to collect oil for validation. The findings also suggest that emissions from the Coal Oil Point seep field may be higher than estimated in current literature.
*authors: Ira Leifer, Christopher Melton, William J. Daniel, David M. Tratt, Patrick D. Johnson, Kerry N. Buckland, Jae Deok Kim, and Charlotte Marston
Read the study here: https://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/14/12/2813
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