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Hyperspectral airborne imagery of the mouth of the Westerschelde [Hyperspectrale vliegtuigopnamen monding Westerschelde]
Contact: Knaeps, Els

Hyperspectral airborne remote sensing images and in-situ data are combined to assess the spatial and temporal sediment dynamics in the tidal Scheldt river. A log-linear empirical relationship has been developed between a near-infrared reflectance difference and total suspended matter. The relationship was shown to be relatively insensitive to the varying cirrus cloud cover occurring during data acquisition. The produced sediment maps show good agreement with known variations of turbidity over the tidal cycle: maximum turbidity around high water, gradual settling of the sediment in the succeeding slack water and resuspension at the onset of the ebb flow stage.

Geography, Physical > Optical measurements
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Airborne, Geosensing, Hyperspectral imaging, Remote sensing, Suspended matter, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, ANE, Scheldt Estuary

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
13 September 2002

CASI sensor
CASI sensor

Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), moresponsor
Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), moredata creator

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: GIS maps
Metadatarecord created: 2009-03-03
Information last updated: 2009-03-09
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