Remote Sensing Articles

  • The Boulder Atmospheric Observatory

    Abstract The Boulder Atmospheric Observatory (BAO) is a unique research facility for studying the planetary boundary layer and for testing and calibrating atmospheric sensors. The facility includes a 300 m tower instrumented with fast- and slow-response sensors, a variety of remote sensing systems, and a real-time processing and display capability that greatly reduces analysis time for ...

  • Oksrukuyik Creek Deep Foundation Verification Study - Long-Term Bridge Abutment Monitoring on Alaska’s Haul Road - Case Study

    Roughly 100 miles south of Deadhorse, Alaska, replacement of Oksrukuyik Creek Bridge warranted application of an ad-freeze pile design for two bridge abutments supporting the bridge deck. In light of permafrost soils and thermal influences from the creek’s thaw bulb, long term temperature profiling along the abutments was implemented to verify efficacy of the foundation design. ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Ice Roads - Resource exploration on Alaska’s North Slope - Case Study

    Resource exploration and maintenance on Alaska’s North Slope presents unique challenges with respect to off-road travel logistics. Locations for exploratory drilling and maintenance of infrastructure often reside outside of existing roads and pads, requiring the need to build seasonal ice roads or snow trails for transport of equipment and personnel during the harsh winter work season. ...


    By BeadedStream

  • Case Study: NCore Site X

    Jim manages this NCore site just outside of a large urban metropolitan city, and recently upgraded the site to use the Agilaire Model 8832 data logger and a Sixnet wireless modem, provided by Agilaire. The Model 8832 is networked into five Thermo i-Series analyzers, and remotely polled by an AirVision server in the main office. The site will soon get delivery of a BAM-1020 with fine/coarse ...


    By Agilaire, LLC

  • Working remotely and the LIMS solution

    Now that cell phone and internet coverage are virtually everywhere, it is extremely difficult to disconnect from work. Believe me, I know; I’ve been hiking up the side of a mountain in NC and still received phone calls and emails. Answering work related phone calls while out of breath and telling your five year old to be quiet at the same time can be quite a challenge. However, that kind of ...


    By Khemia Software Inc

  • Assessment of emerging hydrological, water quality issues and policy discussion on water sharing of transboundary Kabul River

    Transboundary water sharing policy between Pakistan and Afghanistan along with emerging issues over the Transboundary Kabul River have been discussed incorporating long-term hydrological trend analysis, water quality issues and temporal changes in land cover/land use. The annual (1977–2015) mean river flow of 26.32 billion (109) cubic metres (BCM) with a range of 13.77 to 42.2 BCM and standard ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimizing external carbon source addition in domestics wastewater treatment based on online sensoring data and a numerical model

    The removal of total nitrogen in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is often unsatisfactory for a variety of reasons. One possible measure to improve nitrogen removal is the addition of external carbon. However, the amount of carbon addition is directly related to WWTP operation costs, highlighting the importance of accurately determining the amount of external carbon required. The objective ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Remote location requires minimum concept

    A leading power supply provider in Austria took on the project of monitoring water levels at a power plant in Montenegro, in two remote locations where no infrastructure is available for installation. On top of that, site visits could only occur every two months, so a device with remote data transmission capabilities was key. Because of these factors, the customer needed an easy solution for ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Case study - 49 stations along the Mekong River - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos - Thailand

    The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) is a Basin Management Organization formed through the joint-cooperation of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. China and Myanmar are also partners with the MRCS. The organization aims at sustainable development on managing water resources & sharing info among the Mekong member countries. In cooperation with the World Meteorological ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Solar Orbiter - Case Study

    Solar Orbiter is part of ESA’s “cosmic vision” science programme exploring planets and life, the solar system, fundamental laws and the universe. Planned for launch in 2018, it continues ESA’s long heritage in space science, solar exploration, and interplanetary missions. The Mission Via an intricate series of gravitational flybys of Venus and Earth, Solar ...

  • Optical encoders and LiDAR scanning

    Overview Modern technology is taken for granted; a driver only needs to type a destination into a SATNAV system and step-by-step instructions, journey distance and duration, driving conditions and hazards, as well as alternative routes, instantly appear. In order to work, highly accurate and up-to-date maps are required of an entire country's road ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • 10 Flags in Valve Chambers that Should Make You Question What Else is Wrong

    I have reached the conclusion, as a lot of you may relate too, that I may be considered one of those “cranky old men”. It shows itself in the little things. Sentences starting with the phrase “when I was your age” or ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Using Lidar for WRA Campaigns: Your Questions Answered (Part I)

    In the course of conversations with wind developers new to Lidar technology, a number of questions seem to come up regularly. In this and future blog posts, I will attempt to answer these questions in some detail to benefit others who might be pondering them as well. Two very practical questions have to do with how WINDCUBE® ...


    By NRG Systems

  • A decision classifier to classify rivers for river management based on their structure in China: an example from the Yongding river

    River classification is a very useful tool for river management yet still a difficult task. This paper proposed a new decision classifier (DCF) to classify rivers for Chinese river management based on existing classification systems. Aimed at river function management, the DCF with the five-layers frame was developed on reach level in a spatially nested pattern that from top to bottom are ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to Keep Your SymphoniePRO Data Secure

    Data matters. The accuracy, consistency, and yes, safety of measurement data keep many wind developers and analysts up at night. Customers often ask about the digital and physical security of RNRG instruments, so I sat down with Michael Fisher, product manager for our wind resource assessment (WRA) line, to get answers to the most common questions. Q: Why is data security important? ...


    By NRG Systems

  • Map Algal Blooms with Satellite Remote Sensing Technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Map algal blooms with satellite remote sensing technology

    The quality of water bodies is a key determinant in the usability of the resource for the purpose required. It is therefore of great importance to managers of hydrologic resources to be able to confidently tell the status of their water resource. One of the major problems in the quality of surface water bodies is the blooming of algae and blue green algae. Algal blooms can result in ecological, ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Calibration of a capacitance soil sensor is required to achieve the level of accuracy required for satellite ground truthing

    Why not make it easy with a non-capacitance based soil sensor like the HydraProbe? This study published in American Meteorological Society's BAMS journal demonstrates the extent of variability in readings one can expect with a soil moisture sensor based on capacitance technology.  To ...

  • Reducing costs through precise remote tracking

    Historically, inline inspection (ILI) tools used to identify defects on oil and gas pipelines have been tracked by field teams. However, recent technology advancements now allow pipeline owners to track pigs remotely, which is a much safer and cheaper alternative to traditional tracking. As pipeline integrity technology advances, asset owners are now using a wide variety of tools to detect ...

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