Remote sensing of tropical blackwater rivers: a method for environmental water quality analysis

Janet Elizabeth Nichol

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The paper demonstrates the application of remote sensing techniques to the collection of data on water quality in tropical regions characterized by peatswamp hydrology. The Landsat Thematic Mapper sensor's 0.40-0.52 μm waveband is successfully utilized for identifying and delineating organic plumes at the estuaries of rivers, streams and small drainage channels in a selected study area of the Singapore region. The results are related to the present industrial and tourist development scenario in the Singapore-Johor-Riau growth triangle, and to water quality standards defined within the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-168
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Geography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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