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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 194-201

On some specifics natural hydrocarbon seeps in the eastern part of the Azov and Black Sea basins

V. V. Zatyagalova 
Scientific Research Center of Space Hydrometeorology Planeta (SRC Planeta), Moscow, Russia, 123242, Bolshoy Predtechensky st. 7
In this paper the radar images (SAR images) of the eastern part of the Azov and Black Seas received from ENVISAT
(European Space Agency, ESA) in image mode and wide swath mode in 2003 and 2011 are analyzed. On the basis of
the complex analysis of remote sensing data, geological and geo-physical information using geographic information
system (GIS) is established close relationship between natural oil slicks and the activity of underwater geologic objects
(mud volcanoes and diapirs) in shallow and deep water areas. Complex data analysis on different environmental
horizontal layers of the marine and geological environments with the account of the morphological features of geological
objects in the deep-water marine areas has allowed to explain the mechanism of hydrocarbons transfer on the sea
surface and related forms of natural oil slicks.
Keywords: SAR images, complex data analyses on different environmental horizontal layers, natural oil slicks, mud volcanoes, diapirs
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