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Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa


Sovremennye problemy distantsionnogo zondirovaniya Zemli iz kosmosa, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 167-175

On satellite monitoring of suspended matter transport during the construction of an offshore gas pipeline Nord Stream in Russian waters of the Baltic Sea in 2010

N.N. Grishin 1, A.G. Kostianoy 2
1 Nord Stream AG, 7, build. 3, Znamenka Str., Moscow, 119019, Russia
2 P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, 36, Nakhimovsky Pr., Moscow, 117997, Russia
This paper presents results of satellite monitoring of construction of the Russian section of the Nord Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline in the Baltic Sea in 2010. The results include assessment of the size and concentration of suspended matter caused by gravel damping and pipelaying. The results show that the anthropogenic fields of suspended matter caused by construction of the offshore gas pipeline are much smaller than those related to natural processes.
Keywords: Nord Stream, the offshore gas pipeline, the Baltic Sea, satellite monitoring, suspended matter, anthropogenic impact
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