26 November 1996 Shipborne system for the detection of surface oil
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Abstract
A ship borne laser fluorescence system, design for use in conjunction with conventional water sampling techniques, for the improved detection and quantification of surface oil is described. Oil detection is achieved by firing the amplitude modulated 488 nm output beam of an Argon ion laser at the sea surface. The resultant fluorescence and scattered laser light are collected using a simple telescope arrangement and processed using a lock-in amplifier. The system is capable of detecting surface oil coatings of 20 (mu) l/m2 with an operating range of up 6 - 20 m.
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Ian Campbell, Daniel McStay, "Shipborne system for the detection of surface oil", Proc. SPIE 2835, Advanced Technologies for Environmental Monitoring and Remediation, (26 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.259774
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