The sample log-cumulants calculated from the HP intensities show similar statistical behavior to the FP ones, resulting in a similar interpretation of the sample log-cumulants from HP and FP. Approximately eight hours after release the sample log-cumulants representing emulsion slicks have become more similar to the open water compared to plant oil. We find that the sample log-cumulants of the various oil slicks and open water varies between the scenes and also between the slicks and open water. This might be due to changes in ocean and wind condition, the initial slick properties, and/or the difference in the weathering process of the oil slicks.
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Martine M. Espeseth, Stine Skrunes, Camilla Brekke, Arnt-Børre Salberg, Cathleen E. Jones, Benjamin Holt, "Oil spill characterization in the hybrid polarity SAR domain using log-cumulants," Proc. SPIE 10004, Image and Signal Processing for Remote Sensing XXII, 1000414 (18 October 2016);