Journal of Remote Sensing / 2021 / Article / Tab 2

Review Article

Optical Remote Sensing of Oil Spills in the Ocean: What Is Really Possible?

Table 2

The Bonn Agreement [42] on oil appearance and thickness classes. Note that the color appearance refers to the visible wavelengths where a human eye can capture in the field or from low-altitude aircrafts.

Bonn Agreement
Description/appearanceThickness (μm)

Sheen0.04-0.3
Rainbow0.3-5.0
Metallic5.0-50
Discontinuous true color50-200
Continuous true color>200