Hyperspectral remote sensing for detecting the effects of three hydrocarbon gases on maize reflectance

M. F. Noomen, F. D. Van Der Meer, A. K. Skidmore

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Abstract

Natural gas in the soil is known to affect vegetation reflectance. Remote sensing can be a tool for monitoring vegetation along pipelines, providing information on possible leaks. In this study we tried to understand how natural gas, methane and ethane affect the development of maize and its reflectance by applying continuum removal of the red absorption pit. Natural gas and methane in small concentrations did not affect plant development and reflectance. Ethane caused a decrease in plant height and an increase in reflectance between 575 and 600 nm. The reflectance of maize growing in large concentrations of natural gas showed a red edge shift towards shorter wavelengths. The combination of plant development and reflectance characteristics will be a key to find gas leaks in pipelines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2005
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Monitoring for Sustainability and Security : proceedings
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2005: Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 20 Jun 200524 Jun 2005

Conference

Conference31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, ISRSE 2005: Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security
CountryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg
Period20/06/0524/06/05

Keywords

  • hyperspectral remote sensing
  • natural gas leakage
  • vegetation reflectance

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