Mapping of abandoned mine tailings and acid mine drainage using in situ hyperspectral measurements and WorldView-3 satellite imagery. (20/2018)

Mapping of abandoned mine tailings and acid mine drainage using in situ hyperspectral measurements and WorldView-3 satellite imagery. (20/2018)

Institutt: 
Norut
Type publikasjon: 
Rapport
År: 
2018
Volum: 
20/2018

This report describes the results of a preliminary analysis of very high resolution WorldView-3 satellite imagery for the detection and mapping of relatively small mine tailings and acid mine drainage associated to abandoned mines. In addition, ground-based hyperspectral images of
the mine tailings and vegetation in contaminated and uncontaminated areas are used to extract spectral features in the visible and near infrared spectral range.

The report will discuss the potential of using high and very high resolution satellite imagery to identify relatively small mine waste dumps and associated environmental effects in alpine environments.