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Measuring Water Clarity and Quality in Minnesota Lakes and Rivers: A Census-Based Approach Using Remote-Sensing Techniques.

Brezonik, Patrick L., Leif G. Olmanson, Marvin E. Bauer, and Steven M. Kloiber.

During the past few decades, satellite-derived information has become an integral part of our daily life. Despite many efforts, however, procedures using satellite imagery to measure surface water quality have not been adopted on a routine basis. This article reports on the authors' attempts to develop workable procedures for routine use of satellite imagery and related technology to assess surface water-quality conditions by Minnesota's water management agencies, and provides some perspectives on the likely future role of satellite- and aircraft-based remote sensing techniques in water resource monitoring and management in Minnesota.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
Supported in part through funds provided by the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota. Additional funding provided by the Metropolitan Council, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Department of Natural Resources, Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources, NASA, and the U.S. EPA.
37 (2): 3-13
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Reporter 37 (2)

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