PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2010, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (5): 549-556.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2010.05.006

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The Review of Inland Water Environment Monitoring Based on Remote Sensing

HUANG Yaohuan, WANG Hao, XIAO Weihua, QIN Dayong   

  1. China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, Beijing 100038, China
  • Received:2009-08-01 Revised:2010-03-01 Online:2010-05-25 Published:2010-05-25


Using the technique of remote sensing to monitor the water quality is an advanced tool compared to traditional monitoring methods. This paper reviews the progress of application of remote sensing in inland water environment monitoring. Firstly, the principles of water environment parameters retrieval were addressed. Secondly, the applications of several inland water quality parameters in monitoring by remote sensing were discussed, including Chlorophyll a (Chl-a), Suspended Solids (SS), Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM), Total Phosphorus (TP), Total Nitrogen concentrations , transparency and turbidity of inland water and so on. And then we classified the existing retrieval models into empirical model and bio-optical model. Thirdly, different remote sensing images and their advantages and disadvantages for inner water environment monitoring were introduced. Finally, we discussed the problems of retrieval precision and proposed some suggestions for further research.

Key words: monitoring, remote sensing, water environment, water quality parameters