Prediction of lagoons' natural conditions using satellite data and GIS


Goksel C. , Seker D. Z. , Kabdasli S.

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, vol.38, no.8, pp.1669-1679, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1081/ese-120021488
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.1669-1679

Abstract

In this study, monitoring and management of coastlines were emphasized and usage of remotely sensed data and GIS has been proposed as alternative Solution to conventional studies. An example of using satellite data for depth measurement in shallow areas is given. Past morphological and hydrodynamic structures were obtained by means of Remote Sensing technique and obtained data have been transferred to GIS. Results extracted from these measurements were compared with the bathymetric map and visualized by means of GIS. Our proposal is to use remotely sensed data combined with GIS in the cases where the data obtained via ground measurements have been inadequate. It has been shown that the integrated approach can be used satisfactorily in order to predict the possible effects of a river induced parameters such as turbidity on the coasts, because the suspended material in the water can be used as the tracer material in interpretation of remotely sensed data.