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Environment of Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is a play to major role in Environment. It is used to help to protect the resources monitored, mitigate impacts and sustainable use.

Environmental monitoring by remote sensing is based on processing data and images acquired by sensors on satellites and other types of platforms.

Remote Sensing application in Environment

  1. Environmental assessment
  2. Forestry: biodiversity, forest, deforestation
  3. Geology
  4. Hydrology
  5. Climatology
  6. Habitat analysis
  7. Mineral province
  8. Sea ice
  9. Oceans & Coastal Monitoring
  10. Atmosphere monitoring
Remote Sensing application in Environment

Environmental assessment

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Environmental impact analysis
  • Remediation
  • Ecosystem assessment
  • Risk management
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Post-crisis environmental assessment

Forestry

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Forest cover
  • Forest types
  • Vegetation density
  • Deforestation
  • Forest fires
  • Biomass estimation

Geology

Remote sensing application in Geology includes:

  • environmental geology
  • bedrock mapping
  • structural mapping
  • lithological mapping
  • mineral exploration
  • hydrocarbon exploration
  • geobotany
  • sedimentation mapping and monitoring
  • geo-hazard mapping

Hydrology

Remote sensing application in Hydrology includes:

  • Wetlands mapping and monitoring
  • Soil moisture estimation
  • River and lake ice monitoring
  • Flood mapping and monitoring
  • Glacier dynamics monitoring
  • Measuring snow thickness
  • Determining snow-water equivalent
  • River /delta change detection
  • Drainage basin mapping
  • Watershed modeling

Climatology

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Climate Change analysis
  • Global and climate change studies
  • Weather prediction
  • Measuring the rise of sea levels

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

Habitat analysis

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Endangered Species Assessments
  • Wetlands Analysis
  • Hydrologic Analysis
  • Watershed and other natural Resource Management Plans
  • Vegetation Mapping
  • Anadromous Fisheries Habitat Investigation
  • Forest Management Planning
  • Timber Volume Mapping
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Habitat Analysis and Reporting

Mineral province

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Mineral statistics and commodity information
  • Hydrothermal mineral deposit
  • Porphyry copper deposit
  • Lithosphere

Sea ice

Remote sensing application in Sea ice includes:

  • Sea ice concentration
  • Ice type /age /motion
  • Iceberg detection and tracking
  • Ice topography
  • Historical ice and iceberg conditions
  • Ice condition

Oceans & Coastal Monitoring

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Ocean pattern identification
  • Ocean salinity analysis
  • Fish stock and marine mammal assessment
  • Water temperature monitoring,and water quality
  • Tidal and storm effects
  • Coastal vegetation mapping
  • Coast level detection

Atmosphere monitoring

Remote sensing application in forestry includes:

  • Global warming monitering
  • Climate condition
  • Air quality measurement
  • Monitoring of the ozone layer
  • Atmospheric assessment

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