Ecological Research. / April 29, 2009 /
The NTs OMZ uses remote sensing data for various ecological problems associated with both man-made and natural environmental impact.
The tasks relevant to man-made impact are as follows:
- Marine oil spillage observation;
- Detection of pollution sources of the atmosphere and land surface water;
- Identification of atmospheric pollution nearby industrial centers;
- Forest and steppe fire detection and observation.
The tasks relevant to natural impact are as follows:
- Observation of erosion-affected areas;
- Observation of large reservoir coastline dynamics;
- Space-time observations of ecosystems and biodiversity.
RESURS-DK1 image of oil spills at the sea surface resulted from tanker accident in the Kerch Strait
RESURS-DK1 image of steppe fire, flame spreading front, Orenburg Region
On the left — TERRA/MODIS images of Astrakhan Region, combination of bands 6, 2, 1; 250-500m in spatial resolution
On the right — uncontrolled classification (clustering) of these data by 5 categories superimposed on topographic map
The Aral Sea Shoaling. The coastline position in the early 1960s is delineated by yellow.
On the left — RESURS-O/MSU-SK image (1993)
On the right — TERRA/MODIS image (2004)
Bottom Land Flooding, Astrakhan region.
On the left — TERRA/MODIS images
On the right — uncontrolled classification (clustering) of spatial data by 5 categories superimposed on topographic map