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Remote sensing as a tool for monitoring inland waters

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFRESHWATER QUALITY: DEFINING THE INDEFINABLE?
EditorsPJ Boon, DL Howell
Place of PublicationEDINBURGH
PublisherHMSO
Pages181-187
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0-11-495754-1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event4th Annual Conference of the Research-and-Advisory-Services-Directorate of Scottish-Natural-Heritage on Freshwater Quality - Defining the Indefinable - STIRLING, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 19957 Sep 1995

Conference

Conference4th Annual Conference of the Research-and-Advisory-Services-Directorate of Scottish-Natural-Heritage on Freshwater Quality - Defining the Indefinable
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period6/09/957/09/95

Abstract

1. Greater use could be made of remote-sensing technologies for monitoring inland water environments. Airborne digital imaging has particular promise, offering flexible deployment capabilities and images obtained at higher spatial and spectral resolutions.

2. Remote sensing allows for the accurate prediction of important surface-water quality parameters in lakes through their effects on the shape of spectral reflectance from lakes.

3. Applications also exist in monitoring change in fluvial systems. In combination with the spatial analytical capabilities of geographical information systems, airborne remote sensing techniques could be used to automate retrieval of certain types of information required in river corridor survey.

4. The physical basis of the technique and its relevance to water quality monitoring is reviewed, examples of applications are presented, and directions for further research are discussed.

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