The use of SPOT-simulation data to identify and delineate the structure of effluent plumes in a tidal estuary is considered. Results are presented to demonstrate the capability of the data to locate the effluent discharged from short coastal outfalls and a long sea outfall, respectively, in the Firth of Forth. In addition, coastal water movements are revealed and the processed images are interpreted in terms of correlations between suspended sediment distributions and estuarine bathymetry variations. The relationship between the present results and previous studies at the same site are discussed.
Davies, P. A., & Charlton, J. A. (1986). Remote sensing of coastal discharge sites using SPOT-simulation data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 7(6), 815-824. https://doi.org/10.1080/01431168608954737