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Assessment of Scattering Error Correction Techniques for AC-S Meter in a Tropical Eutrophic Reservoir

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Author(s):
Watanabe, Fernanda [1] ; Rodrigues, Thanan [2] ; do Carmo, Alisson [1] ; Alcantara, Enner [3] ; Shimabukuro, Milton [4] ; Imai, Nilton [1] ; Bernardo, Nariane [1] ; Rotta, Luiz Henrique [1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Sci & Technol, Dept Cartog, Rua Roberto Simonsen 305, BR-19060900 Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Inst Educ Sci & Technol Para, Rodovia BR 316, Km 61, BR-68740970 Castanhal, PA - Brazil
[3] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Sci & Technol, Dept Environm Engn, Rodovia Presidente Dutra Km 137-8, BR-12247004 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[4] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Fac Sci & Technol, Dept Math & Comp Sci, Rua Roberto Simonsen 305, BR-19060900 Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: REMOTE SENSING; v. 10, n. 5 MAY 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Measurements of absorption coefficients (a(), in m(-1)) collected by spectrophotometers in situ are overestimated due to the scattering of the reflecting tube absorption meter. Accurate correction of these data is essential in order to characterize water bodies bio-optically, as well as retrieve the remote sensing reflectance (R-rs, in sr(-1)), when applying a forward model. There are various methods of scattering error correction; however, they were all developed for clear water. In this research, different techniques were attempted in order to define the most appropriate method for correcting a() values acquired by an absorption and attenuation spectral (ac-s) meter (WET Labs Inc., Philomath, OR, USA) in a tropical eutrophic reservoir. Three methods recommended by the manufacturer of the ac-s meter were tested: flat or baseline, constant fraction, and proportional. These methods were applied to two datasets that were measured in May and October 2014. The flat technique exhibited the lowest errors, with an average normalized root mean square error (NRMSE) of 7.95%, and a mean absolute percentage error (MAPE) of 29.26% for May. Meanwhile, proportional was the most suitable technique for most of the samples in October, with a mean NRMSE of 11.19% and a MAPE of 31.03% for October. In addition, the proportional method maintained the shape of the a() values better than the other methods. Despite that, both the flat and proportional methods gave a similar performance statistically. Moreover, the flat method produced the best estimations of chla content for both datasets. Therefore, this method is recommended to correct ac-s data in retrieving such phytoplankton pigments. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/21586-9 - Re-parametrization of a Quasi-Analytical Algorithm (QAA) to estimating the inherent optical properties in reservoirs of Tietê River
Grantee:Enner Herenio de Alcântara
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/18525-8 - Inversion model based on radiactive transfer equation for estimating the chlorophyll-a concentration in productive waters - Barra Bonita reservoir, Tietê River, SP
Grantee:Fernanda Sayuri Yoshino Watanabe
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
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
FAPESP's process: 13/09045-7 - Submersed aquatic vegetation - SAV mapping based on radiative transfer theory - RTT in water bodies
Grantee:Nilton Nobuhiro Imai
Support type: Regular Research Grants