Chris Mannaerts

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Riparian ecosystems have critical impacts on controlling the non-point source pollution and maintaining the health of aquatic ecosystems. In this study, a process oriented soil denitrification model was extended with algorithms from a simple nitrogen (N) cycle model and coupled to land surface remote sensing data to enhance its performance in spatial and(More)
Remote sensing of water quality in inland waters requires reliable retrieval algorithms, accurate atmospheric correction and consistent method for uncertainty estimation. In this paper, the GSM semi-analytical inversion model is modified for inland waters to derive inherent optical properties (IOPs) and their spectral dependencies from air and space borne(More)
Nitrogen (N) removal by vegetation uptake is one of the most important functions of riparian buffer zones in preventing non-point source pollution (NSP), and many studies about N uptake at the river reach scale have proven the effectiveness of plants in controlling nutrient pollution. However, at the watershed level, the riparian zones form dendritic(More)
: Geo-ICT plays an increasing role in the management of spatial processes at different levels ranging from local to global scale. A world wide scientific and professional community develops and implements tools and methods to deal with these issues. Furthermore new business and Geo-ICT environments are emerging which force GI-providers to develop new(More)
An eco-hydrological model system (RIP_ N) was constructed to simulate the nitrogen (N) removal by riparian zone in reservoir catchment scale. As a case study, the N removal in Guanting Reservoir riparian zone from March to September in 2007 was estimated. At same time, the field simulated experiment was carried out in Yanqing experimental station, which(More)