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An assessment of semi-analytical models based on the absorption coefficient in retrieving the chlorophyll-a concentration from a reservoir

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Andrade, Caroline [1] ; Alcantara, Enner [2] ; Bernardo, Nariane [1] ; Kampel, Milton [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Cartog, Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Environm Engn, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] Natl Inst Space Res, Remote Sensing Div, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Advances in Space Research; v. 63, n. 7, p. 2175-2188, APR 1 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Monitoring chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) concentrations in inland waters is crucial for water quality management, since Chl-a is a proxy for phytoplankton biomass and, thus, for ecological health of a water environment. Chl-a concentration can be retrieved through the inherent optical properties (IOPs) of a water system, which, in turn, can be remotely sensed obtained. Quasi-analytical algorithm (QAA), originally developed for ocean waters, can also retrieve IOPs for inland waters after re-parameterizations. This study is aimed at assessing the performance of sixteen schemes composed by QAA original and re-parameterized versions followed by models that use absorption coefficients as inputs for estimating Chl-a concentration in Ibitinga reservoir, located at Tiete River cascading system, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. It was verified that only QAA(v5) based schemes were able to obtain reasonable estimates for image data and that by four models tested presented similar and acceptable results for QAA(v5) outputs. The best model were applied to a Ocean and Land Colour Instrument (OLCI) image. Light absorption in the reservoir showed to be dominated by colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), and wide spatial and temporal variability of optical and water quality properties was observed. (C) 2018 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (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: 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