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Airborne hyperspectral monitoring of lake, river, and estuary pollution in Great Britain and Germany
Author(s): Michaela C. Mueksch
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Paper Abstract

Hyperspectral monitoring is becoming an increasing method for satellite and airborne remote sensing. The rapidly developing optoelectronic technology of the last years has promoted this method. Regarding the characteristics of the VIS-spectrum, the most prominent features are located between 600 and 800 nm. High spectral resolution of 1 to 2 nm within this region shows various peaks which are correlated with organic compounds and micro-organisms. Since pollution is often represented by presence and growth of organic substances and micro- organisms, kind, extent, and distribution in water environments can be detected by hyperspectrometry. The hyperspectral method is still limited by its recording velocities, while applied on high ground speed flying aircrafts. This has impacts on the data gain, quality, and interpretation. Airborne hyperspectrometry was applied for pollution detection in water environments such as lakes, ponds, rivers, coastal and ocean regions, and wetlands. Results are shown and interpreted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2503, Air Toxics and Water Monitoring, (21 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221090
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Michaela C. Mueksch, ECOSCAN-Airborne Remote Sensing (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2503:
Air Toxics and Water Monitoring
George M. Russwurm, Editor(s)

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