Accurately Measuring Water Temperature is Crucial to Environmental Health
Our modern world requires an abundance of power generation. Our earth requires protection from human-induced pollutants, such as warmer-than-natural water reentering the aquatic system after being used for power production. Even small thermal changes can have catastrophic consequences on marine life, namely a chain reaction of effects including decreased oxygen and other gases, and elevation of dissolved minerals. Adverse thermal changes inhibit a water body’s ability to support healthy flora and fauna in aquatic ecosystems. Increased temperature has also been linked to profound occurrences of harmful algae growth.
Satelytics is able to derive water surface temperature from satellite data—enabling rapid and cost effective thermal assessment across entire bodies of water and over large regional areas. Satellite imagery provides effective samples allowing for a statistically significant evaluation of trends in surface water temperature and a more accurate determination of historical temperature changes than can be provided with stationary and single point monitoring techniques.
Satelytics is able to derive water surface temperature from satellite data—enabling rapid and cost effective thermal assessment across entire bodies of water and over large regional areas.
Acquiring measurements by conventional means can be difficult and expensive as temperature can vary dramatically owing to such factors as water body depth, sunlight energy, local weather conditions and industrialization. Failure to evaluate the full extent of water body temperature changes could lead to a fatal misunderstanding of the fundamental causes and compromise remediation efforts - thus the importance of characterizing a water body in its entirety. Traditionally, analyzing water quality has been hindered by a variety of factors including large surface areas, time, manpower, budget constraints, and limited access to data collection points. Assumptions based on too few data points may mischaracterize conditions in unobserved areas of the whole water body, hence the need to conduct a total water body analysis.
Satelytics can provide wide scale temperature assessment of your water issues to detect excessive temperature outputs, monitor aquatic species protection, enhance remediation efforts, or augment your compliance plan.