Migliaccio M, Nunziata F, Marino AM & Hajnsek I (2013) Recent advances on SAR polarimetry to observe surfactants and targets at sea. 2013 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS, Melbourne, Australia, 21.07.2013-26.07.2013. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2013.6723506
Abstract In this study recent advances in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) polarimetry to observe sea oil slicks and man-made metallic targets are reviewed in the frame of the ESA funded PolSAR-Ap project. The most up-to-dated quad-pol approaches to observe sea oil slicks and metallic targets are reviewed and their performance is discussed against conventional single- and dual-pol approaches using actual L- and C-band Single Look Complex (SLC) SAR data. The unique benefits of quad-pol SAR data to observe both oil slicks and metallic targets are clearly shown.