I have graduated as a cartographer from St-Petersburg State University in 1995. Since then I became interested in application of geoinformation and cartography to water related issues. In 2000 I have applied RS and GIS methods for estimating soil erosion at CSSTE-AP. In 2003 I have received my MSc in water resource management from ITC.
Case study for Sajo floodplain, Hungary. I have investigated approaches of quantification of water quality parameters (TSM and CHL) using imaging spectrometry. The method was based on field spectrometry measurements, which were up-scaled to the spectral resolution of hyperspectral airborne sensors (ROSIS, DAIS) flown over the Sajó floodplain (Hungary) as part of the HYSENSE 2002 project.
Empirical and simplified bio-optical algorithms were applied to each sensor in order to retrieve the concentrations of the water constituents. The results of the analysis indicated that for CHL an empirical algorithm, based on band ratio NIR/Red shows high correlation. To quantify TSM, an inversion of a simplified bio-optical model in the NIR region was applied. The modelling results indicated that the SIOPs of the Sajó River were changing with time due to flood retreat. Proper modelling required the separation of the scattering by large and small-suspended particles. In lack of direct measurements, the suspended particle size was calculated as a function of the river velocity...
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