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Field measurements of the backscattering coefficient in a cascading reservoir system: first results from Nova Avanhandava and Barra Bonita Reservoirs (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

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Alcantara, Enner [1] ; Watanabe, Fernanda [1] ; Rodrigues, Thanan [1] ; Bernardo, Nariane [1] ; Rotta, Luiz [1] ; Carmo, Alisson [1] ; Curtarelli, Marcelo [2] ; Imai, Nilton [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Dept Cartog, Presidente Prudente - Brazil
[2] Natl Inst Space Res INPE, Remote Sensing Div, Sao Jose Dos Campos - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: REMOTE SENSING LETTERS; v. 7, n. 5, p. 417-426, MAY 3 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 9

In this study, a data set of total suspended matter (TSM), chlorophyll-a (Chl-a), total backscattering coefficient (b(b)) and the remote sensing reflectance (R-rs) were measured in the euphotic zone of two hydroelectric reservoirs at 71 stations during field surveys in the wet and dry seasons. These two reservoirs are located in a cascading system in Tiete River, SAo Paulo State, Brazil. The limnological and optical data were interpolated using the ordinary kriging technique to map their spatial distribution. The differences in TSM, Chl-a and in b(b) in space and time were investigated. The profiling data from b(b) were analysed. All these data were used to explain the resulting R-rs spectra in these two reservoirs. For both reservoirs, the inorganic fraction of TSM was responsible for the b(b) variability and therefore modulates the R-rs spectra. The seasonally difference in the optical data will help to understand how the inherent optical properties and the apparent optical properties changes in a cascading reservoir system. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/19821-1 - Bio-optical model parametrization to study the chlorophyll-A concentration along a cascade of reservoirs
Grantee:Enner Herenio de Alcântara
Support type: Regular Research Grants