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Satellite Monitoring of Inland and Coastal Water Quality: Retrospection, Introspection, Future Directions

By: Robert P Bukata

272 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152890 | ISBN: 0849333563
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Satellite Monitoring of Inland and Coastal Water Quality: Retrospection, Introspection, Future Directions reviews how aquatic optics models can convert remote determinations of water color into accurate assessments of water quality. This book illustrates how this conversion can generate products of value for the environmental monitoring of optically complex inland and coastal waters.

The author emphasizes how terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland remote sensing are underutilized tools due to a lack of influential end-usership. He takes a realistic look at this disinterest and examines why it exists, how it can be abated, and the synergies that need to be activated among technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and water quality professionals.

Offering a guide to possible linkages between scientific products of remote sensing and their application to mandates and priorities of environmental stewards and policy-makers, this book uses the research and science agenda of Environment Canada as a template for generic environmental interests and concerns. It is hoped that this guide presents a compelling case for incorporation of aquatic remote sensing into protocols of ground-based environmental monitoring networks.


Navel gazing at remote sensing of inland andcoastal waters from spaceEnvironmental monitoring from spaceThe remote sensing definition of water qualityThe plight of remotely monitoring case 2 water qualityThe irony of remote sensingEnd-users of aquatic remote sensing products1.6 Aquatic remote sensing productsWhat went wrong with the great potential?Models, models, models, modelsThe inevitable compromise of aquatic remote sensingSome concluding commentsRemote sensing of inland water quality:a science primerRemotely sensing the Earth from spaceRemotely sensing aquatic color from spaceRemotely sensing inland and coastal water quality from spaceThe scientific methodology (forward and inverse models)Concluding remarksThe science of remotely sensing case 2 water qualityAquatic optics and water colorCase 1 and case 2 watersInherent optical properties (optical cross section spectra)Forward and inverse optical modelingTrans-spectral processesRemote sensing reflectanceThe status of remote sensing scienceApplications of water quality products to environmentalmonitoringWhat do environmental end-users want?What do environmental end-users need?What can environmental end-users be given?Benefits of incorporating remote estimates of water qualityinto environmental monitoring protocols: value-addedremote sensingInland and coastal (case 2) water quality productsProviders and users: a marketplace reality checkApplications of inland and coastal water color productsMapping water clarityMapping chlorophyll concentrations (and primary production)of mid-oceanic (case 1) watersMapping chlorophyll concentrations (and primary production)of optically complex inland and coastal (case 2) watersMonitoring the extent and progress of blue-green algaeblooms and red tidesDelineating the presence of inorganic turbidity in inland andcoastal watersMonitoring the extent and progress of marine and inlandoil spillsDelineating the regional groundwater discharge, recharge, andtransition areas (and temporal changes therein)Monitoring inland and coastal water quantityRecording natural and anthropogenic changes inshoreline/coastal featuresRecording changing configurations of continental ecozonesSeagrass meadows: location and spatial distribution ofsubstrate and substrate vegetationA lost opportunity to present an environmental manager with acompromise between science and usage of scienceSome comments on water quality monitoringCrystal-ball gazing at remote sensing of inland andcoastal waters from spaceThe United States, Canada, and spaceAddressing the chasm between Canadian inland and coastalwater quality products and their potential end-usersEOADP and GRIPThe compact airborne spectrographic imager (CASI)Directions taken at CSIROSuspended sediments recognized as independent CPAs?Back to the future with red wavelengths?Trut

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