Anejionu, Obinna and Blackburn, Alan and Whyatt, Duncan (2012) Improved Remote Survey of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria with Landsat Imagery. In: Proceedings of the GIS Research UK 20th Annual Conference. Lancaster University, Lancaster, pp. 205-211. ISBN 978-1-86220-294-8Full text not available from this repository.
Pollution from oil exploration in the Niger Delta greatly endangers the natural ecosystem. Gas flaring is a key agent of environmental pollution in the region. Efforts to evaluate the impact of flaring on the surrounding environment are hampered by lack of official information on flare locations and volumes. This paper describes an objective method of flare detection based on the combination of the infrared bands of Landsat satellite imagery. The method was validated through comparison with manually interpreted aerial photographs; it represents a robust approach for flare detection and monitoring and facilitates our ongoing work assessing the environmental impacts of flares.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||30 May 2012 16:01|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 23:35|
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