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Title: Aerial surveillance of fourteen estuaries in England and Wales
Author: Environment Agency - National Centre for Environmental Data and Surveillance
Document Type: Monograph
This project studied remote surveillance applications using thermal infrared and CASI data to the assessment of quality in fourteen key estuaries in England and Wales, namely the Deben, Fal, Humber, Leven, Lune, Mersey, Severn, Tees, Tyne and Wear estuaries, Poole, Langstone and Chichester Harbours, Southampton Water and Milford Haven. The extent to which effluent mixing zones could be visualised and digitally mapped was determined and their value for consent setting and monitoring assessed. The extent of saltmarsh and inter-tidal vegetation zones, were characterised and mapped. The value of inter-tidal vegetation mapping for the designation of Sensitive Areas and Nitrate Vulnerable Zones under the provisions of the Urban Waste Water Treatment .Directive (91/271/EEC) and the Nitrate Directive (91/676/EEC) respectively was assessed.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 1997
Publication Place: Bath
Subject Keywords: EstuariesWater qualityAerial surveysUrban Waste Water Treatment DirectiveNitratesDirectives (European Union)EffluentsVegetationSalt marshes
Geographic Keywords: Deben EstuaryFal EstuaryHumberLeven EstuaryLune (Cumbria)Mersey Estuary catchmentSevern EstuaryTees (North England)Tyne (North East England)Wear (North East England)Poole HarbourSouthamptonWales
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