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Monitoring Seaweed on Kuibishev Water Reservoir
With Remote Sensing

Vladimir Malov


Geographic focus: Russia / Volga River, Kuibishev Reservoir

Date completed: 2002

Industrialization has contaminated the Volga River, and effluents from factories have produced vast algal blooms in recent years. Vladimir Malov, a student from Russia, studied the relationship between industrialization and water quality, using an analysis of geospatial data to land use/ land cover map that showed distribution of vegetation in the Volga River. Vladimir recommended that planners and administrators enforce stricter environmental regulations on factories.

Topics / keywords: Water Quality; Algal Blooms; Urbanization  

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