Document Type : Scientific extension


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science Research and Technology، Tehran،Iran

2 Masters, Department of Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science Research and Technology، Tehran، Iran .

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science Research and Technology، Tehran،Iran .

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Research Institute, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology، Tehran،Iran .


Undoubtedly water bodies are one of the important ecosystems in the world. Therefore, monitoring and protection of their health is one of the main priorities of the top natural resource managers of each country. The protection of the water bodies using conventional and traditional methods is a difficult and costly task. On the other hand, new technologies and sciences such as satellite or aerial remote sensing can be suitable and cost-effective for many environmental applications. Monitoring the quality of water bodies is one of the applications of remote sensing. Consequently, concepts, advantages, methods, and limitations of remote sensing in monitoring water bodies are presented in this study. Based on results, empirical, analytical, and semi-empirical/ semi-analytical approaches can be effectively used to extract water quality parameters from captured images in remote sensing.


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