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Monitoring oil contamination in vegetated areas with optical remote sensing: A comprehensive review.

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Summary of "Monitoring oil contamination in vegetated areas with optical remote sensing: A comprehensive review."

The monitoring of soil contamination deriving from oil and gas industry remains difficult in vegetated areas. Over the last decade, optical remote sensing has proved helpful for this purpose. By tracking alterations in vegetation biochemistry through its optical properties, multi- and hyperspectral remote sensing allow detecting and quantifying crude oil and petroleum products leaked following accidental leakages or bad cessation practices. Recent advances in this field have led to the development of various methods that can be applied either in the field using portable spectroradiometers or at large scale on airborne and satellite images. Experiments carried out under controlled conditions have largely contributed to identifying the most important factors influencing the detection of oil (plant species, mixture composition, etc.). In a perspective of operational use, an important effort is still required to make optical remote sensing a reliable tool for oil and gas companies. The current methods used on imagery should extend their scope to a wide range of contexts and their application to upcoming satellite-embedded hyperspectral sensors should be considered in future studies.

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Name: Journal of hazardous materials
ISSN: 1873-3336
Pages: 122427

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