Study results have shown that the geo-information approach to assess ecological impact caused by chemical atmospheric pollution using remote sensing data allows the objective definition of areas having significant ecological loads on specific ecosystems. The described procedures, involving satellite image processing, makes it possible to transfer the results from the classification of one satellite image section onto other sections of a satellite image showing regions which are difficult to access. Such an approach allows the analysis of various vegetation types and ecosystems over large territories using satellite imagery. This approach may be used to carry out regular monitoring of changes in the ecological load, both depending on oil recovery levels and ecosystem types. The paper demonstrates the opportunity to study the spatial distribution of anthropogenic carbon oxide emissions and to assess its environmental impact.
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