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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Funding Source: Year One Block Grant - The Alabama Marine Environmental Science Consortium

Project Overview

Hyperspectral Imaging based Estimation of Physical Distribution, Dispersion and Dilution of Contaminants

Principal Investigator
University of South Alabama
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract:

The working group for Theme 2 is charged with the investigation of physical processes as they affect transport, dispersion, dilution, and distribution of oil-derived substances on the Alabama coast including the continental shelf, estuaries, small embayments, wetlands, and intertidal zones.  We propose to use a recently developed technique, called hyperspectral imaging (HSI), to provide a qualitative and/or quantitative understanding of the transport, dispersion, dilution, and distribution of oil-derived substances on the surface and subsurface levels.


This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org