Changes of the radar contrast created by the oil sea surface pollution in the presence of long waves
V. V. Pustovoytenko 1, E. V. Plotnikov 1, A. A. Aleskerova 1, M. I. Ozhiganova 2, I. P. Shumeyko 2
1 Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Sevastopol, Russia
2 State Sevastopol Univesity, Sevastopol, Russia
The paper is
received on February 12, 2015, after correction on March 17, 2015
The appearance of the radar
contrast between clean and oily areas is analyzed in the framework of the model
of resonant scattering of radio waves by sea surface. It is shown that the
presence of long (compared to bragg components) waves leads to an reduction of
the radar contrast.
sea surface, oil
pollution, radar contrast.