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Processing and analysis of available hydrological and topographic/bathymetric datasets, January 2018

For the set-up of hydromorphological numerical models of the Mekong River, datasets of hydrological parameters (discharge, water level) and topography/bathymetry (see Figure 1) have been collected, processed and analyzed by the Ludwig-Franzius-Institute (LuFI).

 

Generation of Total Suspended Matter Time Series from Landsat Satellite Data Archive, December 2017

EOMAP processed all available satellite imagery from the Landsat archive for the whole mid- and downstream section of the Mekong river to derive time series information on water quality parameters.

 

Long-term coastal morphological changes quantified for the entire Mekong Delta, November 2017

Scientists from University Würzburg recently evaluated long-term coastal morphological changes for the entire Mekong Delta in Vietnam. On the basis of SPOT-5 satellite images from 2003 and Sentinel-2 data from 2017, shoreline erosion and land loss as well as accretion processes through sedimentation were quantified every 500m for the entire coastline of the Delta.

 

Test measurements within the Jade Bay, Germany, October 2017

In order to be able to measure bedload transport rates within the Mekong River, a bedload sampler has been manufactured by the Ludwig-Franzius-Institute (LuFI).

Sentinel-2 satellite data for the Mekong Delta, September 2017

Scientists from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) together with colleagues from the University Würzburg processed terabytes of high resolution optical and radar satellite images to identify and understand natural and human-related processes in the Mekong Delta. Thanks to their high temporal and spatial resolution, the new Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites provide an ideal data basis for this effort. The false-colour composite image of the Mekong Delta shown in the figure below is based on a total of 475 Sentinel-2 Level 1C tiles that were recorded over a period of two years.

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