Satellite-Derived Water Quality
TCarta analyzes satellite imagery to gain insight into water quality, offering a more sustainable and repeatable alternative to traditional methods of gathering data in fragile marine environments. Producing time profile graphs from the imagery allows organizations to understand changes in a marine area over time and fill in historical data gaps
WHY MONITOR WATER CLARITY?
Clarity monitoring gauges cloudiness or haziness – also referred to as turbidity – in an aquatic environment. A high concentration of suspended sediment reduces light penetration within a water column, which in turn decreases the sunlight available for benthic photosynthesis. Plus, sediment plumes can indicate excess nitrogen or phosphorus from nearby land. This information can be mission critical for planning a successful LiDAR survey.