The State Development and Planning Commission has approved nuclear power projects with the total capacity of 23,000
MW. The plants will be built in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Shandong, Liaoning and Fujian Province before 2020.
However, along with the nuclear power policy of accelerated development in our country, the quantity of nuclear plants
and machine sets increases quickly. As a result the environment influence of thermal discharge will be a problem that
can't be slid over. So evaluation of the environment influence and engineering simulation must be performed before
station design and construction. Further more real-time monitoring of water temperature need to be arranged after
fulfillment, reflecting variety of water temperature in time and provided to related managing department. Which will
help to ensure the operation of nuclear plant would not result in excess environment breakage.
At the end of 2007, an airborne thermal discharge monitoring experiment has been carried out by making use of MAMS,
a marine multi-spectral scanner equipped on the China Marine Surveillance Force airplane. And experimental subject
was sea area near Qin Shan nuclear plant. This paper introduces the related specification and function of MAMS
instrument, and decrypts design and process of the airborne remote sensing experiment. Experiment showed that
applying MAMS to monitoring thermal discharge is viable. The remote sensing on a base of thermal infrared monitoring
technique told us that thermal discharge of Qin Shan nuclear plant was controlled in a small scope, never breaching
national water quality standard.