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Water quality analysis of Aksu-Tarim River based on remote sensing data
Author(s): Jianli Ding; Qingdong Shi; Fei Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The development of multi-band remote sensing techniques has facilitated extracting various parameters of water quality and water pollution. This paper analyzes the water quality of Aksu-Tarim River in Xinjiang, China with remotely sensed data from the Landsat TM Satellite. Through the DN (Averaged Pixel digital number) of wave and routine data monitoring, a model of monitoring the pollutants is developed. The model can reflect conditions of water quality. Results from the water quality interpreted with remotely sensed images are closely related to the results of the routine data collected in 2000. The model can be used to predict the water quality of rivers and it provides an efficient and economical alternative to monitor water quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6679, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IV, 667917 (9 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731538
Show Author Affiliations
Jianli Ding, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
Qingdong Shi, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
Fei Zhang, Xinjiang Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6679:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability IV
Wei Gao; Susan L. Ustin, Editor(s)

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