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Estimation of the infiltration loss volume from the reservoir cooler of the Chernobyl power plant to the Pripyat river using remote sensing research in the microwave and IR ranges
Author(s): Vadim I. Lyalko; Leonid D. Vulfson; Victor N. Shevchenko; Yuri Vladimirovich Filippov; Nickolay I. Kobets
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Paper Abstract

The research problem is to reveal location and estimate total intensity of the filtration flows, that pass under the dam body from the reservoir-cooler and unload to the Pripyat River. With this aim the CARTE airborne-laboratory has provided remote sensing survey of the radiation temperature fields on the ground surface, the soil surface layer moisture and the underground water level depth. As a result of the survey data processing the zones of the wet soil with underground water level higher than ground surface level have been located. Within these zones the low value of Trad was observed. The value of Trad was determined on day time by increased heat debit on evaporation and large thermal inertia of the wet soil, retarding its heat by insulation. Such coincidence of positive W anomalies and negative Trad anomalies made possible to draw conclusion that they were confined to the areas of the underground water unloading from the reservoir-cooler under the dam to the Pripyat River. By resulted data the estimation of the filtration loss value under the dam has been performed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3222, Earth Surface Remote Sensing, (30 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298150
Show Author Affiliations
Vadim I. Lyalko, Ctr. for Aerospace Research of the Earth (Ukraine)
Leonid D. Vulfson, Ctr. for Aerospace Research of the Earth (Ukraine)
Victor N. Shevchenko, Ctr. for Aerospace Research of the Earth (Russia)
Yuri Vladimirovich Filippov, Ctr. for Aerospace Research of the Earth (Russia)
Nickolay I. Kobets, Ctr. for Aerospace Research of the Earth (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3222:
Earth Surface Remote Sensing
Giovanna Cecchi; Edwin T. Engman; Eugenio Zilioli, Editor(s)

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