Detecting the effects of hydrocarbon pollution in the Amazon forest using hyperspectral satellite images.

@article{Arellano2015DetectingTE,
  title={Detecting the effects of hydrocarbon pollution in the Amazon forest using hyperspectral satellite images.},
  author={Paul P. Arellano and Kevin Tansey and Heiko Balzter and Doreen S. Boyd},
  journal={Environmental pollution},
  year={2015},
  volume={205},
  pages={225-39}
}
The global demand for fossil energy is triggering oil exploration and production projects in remote areas of the world. During the last few decades hydrocarbon production has caused pollution in the Amazon forest inflicting considerable environmental impact. Until now it is not clear how hydrocarbon pollution affects the health of the tropical forest flora. During a field campaign in polluted and pristine forest, more than 1100 leaf samples were collected and analysed for biophysical and… CONTINUE READING
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