Urban Green SARCA
QGIS plugin for analysis of radioactive contamination of vegetation cover in (mostly) urban environment
The Urban Green SARCA (USG) module is a GIS tool created for the purpose of estimating the deposition of radionuclides on the surface of vegetation and soil, or in areas without vegetation in the early phase of a radiation accident. The module makes it possible to estimate the radioactive contamination of the vegetation cover by means of satellite images, total radioactivity deposition data and precipitation amount data during the radiation accident. USG provides a “first view” on spatial information of a radioactive contamination of vegetation and soils within large areas in a very simple way and thus it is a usable tool for decision makers and authorities in case of radiation accident. The usage of module is suitable mostly for areas where the vegetation cover and amount of biomass is not very well documented, e.g. urban areas.
Download plugin in zip format and add it to QGIS using plugin manager (Plugins/Manage and Install Plugin). Plugin Urban Green Sarca is available for QGIS 3.+ Urban Green SARCA is available in QGIS plugin repository as an experimental plugin.
QGIS module Urban Green SARCA development was supported by project of Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic No. VH20172020015