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TitleSupporting environmental remediation: hyperspectral mapping of re-vegetated areas affected by smelting operations in Sudbury, Canada
AuthorWhite, H PORCID logo; Abuelgasim, A
SourceProceedings for WHISPERS2010 - 2nd Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and SIgnal Processing : Evolution in Remote Sensing; 2010, 4 pages; 1 DVD
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20100011
MeetingWHISPERS2010 - 2nd Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and SIgnal Processing : Evolution in Remote Sensing; Reykjavik; IS; June 14, 2010
NTS41L/05; 41L/06; 41L/10; 41L/11; 41L/12; 41L/14; 41L/15
Lat/Long WENS -81.5833 -80.6667 46.8333 46.2500
Subjectsenvironmental geology; geophysics; remote sensing; vegetation; tailings; tailings disposal; tailings analyses; tailings geochemistry; smelting; spectrometric analyses; mine site development; mine waste products
Illustrationsimages; plots
ProgramEnvironmental Geoscience
Released2010 01 01
AbstractSpace borne imaging spectrometry provides spectral information which can be used to extract parameters of interest in monitoring regional environmental remediation initiatives. The environment surrounding the City of Greater Sudbury in Ontario Canada has been affected by deposition of sulphur-dioxide and metals from a century of smelting operations. Impacts have been noted up to 100 km downwind of the smelter sites, with areas of barren rock replacing natural forested cover. Regional remediation measures have been undertaken in the area since the late-1970s, involving a reduction of smelter emissions and a revegetation initiative. Space borne hyperspectral acquisitions from EO-1 Hyperion are evaluated for providing regional information on land cover change and relative vegetation health in support of remediation monitoring measures.

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