Remote Sensing Articles

  • VIP-BP model for retrieving chlorophyll a concentration in the river by using remote sensing data

    Chlorophyll a (Chla) is an important indicator of phytoplankton biomass in waters, and its concentration can reflect the degree of eutrophication. This paper is aimed to develop a highly accurate and universally applicable retrieval model for the concentration of Chla in rivers using remote sensing data. Taking the middle and lower reaches of the Han River as the study area, the Chla retrieval ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Options for controlling RGB lighting systems

    There are several ways to control RGB lights, depending on the needs and specifications of the applicable environment. Trends in wireless connectivity and remote technology have allowed businesses to explore hands-off lighting approaches that are robust, inexpensive and easy to setup. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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

  • Relative importance of hydrological variables in predicting the habitat suitability of Euryale ferox Salisb

    Abstract Aims Aquatic ecosystems are a priority for conservation as they have become rapidly degraded with land-use changes. Predicting the habitat range of an endangered species provides crucial information for biodiversity conservation in such rapidly changing environments. However, the complex network structure of aquatic ecosystems restricts spatial prediction variables ...


    By Jansen Poultry Equipment

  • 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

  • Expect The Unexpected During Inline Inspection Runs

    Over the past decade, several high profile oil and gas pipeline failures have shown that the consequences of a rupture can be extremely severe for both the environment and human life, and can result in billions of dollars in remediation costs. Because of all these negative consequences, governments have made it mandatory to conduct routine inspections on these assets to prevent catastrophic ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • 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 Renewable 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 Renewable 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

  • 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 ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • GIS-based SWMM model for simulating the catchment response to flood events

    The Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) has been an effective tool for simulating floods in urban areas, but has been seldom applied for river systems. In this study, a geographic information system (GIS)-based SWMM model was developed to authenticate the model's viability as a streamflow simulator for modeling floods in the Brahmani river delta. The model was set up using a Shuttle Radar ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of spatial Markov chains to the analysis of the temporal–spatial evolution of soil erosion

    Soil and water conservation in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area of China is important, and soil erosion is a significant issue. In the present study, spatial Markov chains were applied to explore the impacts of the regional context on soil erosion in the Xiangxi River watershed, and Thematic Mapper remote sensing data from 1999 and 2007 were employed. The results indicated that the observed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A study of the relationship between wetland vegetation communities and water regimes using a combined remote sensing and hydraulic modeling approach

    Hydrologic condition is a major driving force for wetland ecosystems. The influence of water regimes on vegetation distribution is of growing interest as wetlands are increasingly disturbed by climate change and intensive human activities. However, at large spatial scales, the linkage between water regimes and vegetation distribution remains poorly understood. In this study, vegetation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measuring Offshore Wind Resources

    To select the right offshore wind site, estimate the future energy output of a wind farm, and determine the best layout for the turbines, project developers must conduct wind resource assessment (WRA) campaigns on site. This is a critical phase of the successful development of wind farms. WRA campaigns on terrestrial sites have traditionally been performed using meteorological towers equipped ...


    By Renewable NRG Systems

  • Integration of remote sensing evapotranspiration (ET) model and hydrologic model for mapping daily ET time series at river basin scale

    Hydrological models and remote sensing evapotranspiration (ET) models usually are used to estimate regional ET. This study aims to integrate the advantages of both the models to simulate the daily ET processes. A compromise between these two methodologies is represented by improving the optimization of the hydrological model on the basis of a new probability optimal ET series, which is ...


    By IWA Publishing

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