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Title: The investigation of phytoplankton dynamics in coastal waters using aerial surveillance case study 3
Author: Environment Agency - National Centre for Environmental Data and Surveillance
Document Type: Monograph
Understanding the dynamics of formation and development of algal blooms is important in the management of the coastal zone. Such dynamics are little understood as they present a significant challenge to conventional boat based point monitoring techniques. This study aimed to exploit the synoptic overview provided by remote sensing and the ability to target airborne remote sensing to locate and study the dynamics of such blooms. Despite considerable endeavour these proven techniques, in conjunction with a ground based information network, failed to locate a bloom that was in the correct stage for asessment of its dynamics. Given these efforts it is improbable that pre-programmed monitoring of the 5 kilometre coastal strip for algal bloom detection using airborne surveillance would yield better results in the future.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Bath
Subject Keywords: Coastal watersAlgal bloomsAerial surveysMethodologyAssessment
Extent: 9; + appendix
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