Determination of water quality parameters in the Tan Rai exploiting area (Lam Dong province) using Sentinel-2 MSI and Landsat 8 data

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    1 Faculty of Geomatics and Land Administration, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam 2 Military Technical Academy, Vietnam

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  • Received: 5th-Feb-2020
  • Revised: 6th-Mar-2020
  • Accepted: 29th-Apr-2020
  • Online: 28th-Apr-2020
Pages: 126 - 134
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Despite high profits, the mining process often leads to negative effects on the quality of groundwater around the mining site. Due to the close relationship between the concentration of water quality parameters and spectral reflectance values of surface water, optical remote sensing image has been used effectively in the world in assessing and monitoring surface water quality. This paper presents the results of determining some surface water quality parameters in the Tan Rai bauxite mining area (Lam Dong province) such as turbidity, water-transparency (Secchi depth), and surface temperature from Sentinel-2A and Landsat 8 images taken on January 29, 2019. The results obtained in this study show that the mining process has a great influence on the surface water quality in Tan Rai (Lam Dong), reflected in all three water quality parameters such as turbidity, Secchi depth, and water temperature.

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Nguyen, N.Viet and Trinh, H.Le 2020. Determination of water quality parameters in the Tan Rai exploiting area (Lam Dong province) using Sentinel-2 MSI and Landsat 8 data (in Vietnamese). Journal of Mining and Earth Sciences. 61, 2 (Apr, 2020), 126-134. DOI:

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