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TitleRemote sensing techniques for monitoring hazardous waste sites and aquifers
AuthorSinghroy, V
SourceUNISPACE III - ISPRS/EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing for the Detection, Monitoring, and Mitigation of Natural Disasters; International archives of photogrammetry and remote sensing vol. 32, pt. 7C2, 1999 p. 114-120
Year1999
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 2005725
MeetingUNISPACE III - ISPRS/EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing for the Detection, Monitoring, and Mitigation of Natural Disasters; Vienna; AT; July, 1999
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper
Subjectsremote sensing; waste management; mine waste products; waste disposal sites; tailings disposal; pollution; groundwater pollution; environmental studies; environmental impacts; mapping techniques; satellite imagery; environmental restoration; airborne imagery; hyperspectral remote sensing; multispectral remote sensing
AbstractThe deleterious effect of environmental pollution is a major international problem. Developing cost-effective techniques to monitor, clean up and restore these polluted areas are also of major concern. In North America alone, over 100000 abandon mining sites, containing hazardous wastes, need to be restored.
Several operational geomatic techniques are now being used for mapping polluted areas and for monitoring the clean up and restoration activities. These techniques are also constantly being revised with the availability of higher spatial and spectral resolutions of new remote sensing systems. In this paper, we provide examples using airborne and satellite multispectral images to monitor restoration activities at mining sites, as well as mapping features for groundwater protection.
GEOSCAN ID221793