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Integration of remote sensing technique and hydrologic model for monitoring tidal flat dynamics of Juiduansha in Shanghai
Author(s): Zongsheng Zheng; Yunxuan Zhou; Xuezhong Jiang
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Paper Abstract

Ground survey is restricted by the difficulty of access to wide-range and dynamic salt marsh. Waterline method and hydrodynamic model were investigated to construct Digital Elevation Model (DEM) at Jiudunasha Shoals. A series of waterlines were extracted from multi-temporal remotely sensing images collected over the period of 2000-2004. The assignment of an elevation to each waterline at the satellite overpass was performed according to hydrodynamic model. The corrected waterlines labeled elevations were used to construct Triangulated Irregular Networks (TINs). Then an interpolation for each grid elevation was performed in accordance with the associated triangle. This initial DEM, produced using the corrected waterline set, was then used to refine the topography in the intertidal zone, and the model was re-run to produce improved water levels and a new DEM. This procedure was iterated by comparing modeled and actual waterlines until no further improvement occurred. Three DEMs of different intervals were built by this approach and were compared to evaluate the effect of Deep Water Channel Project (DWCP) at the north of Jiuduansha Island. Waterline method combined with numerical model, is an effective tool for constructing digital elevation model of mudflats. The result can provide invaluable information for coastal land use and engineer construction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6752, Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information, 67522B (26 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.760786
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Zongsheng Zheng, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Yunxuan Zhou, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Xuezhong Jiang, East China Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6752:
Geoinformatics 2007: Remotely Sensed Data and Information

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