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Multitemporal Landsat data applied for deciphering a megafan in northern Amazonia

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Autor(es):
Zani, Hiran [1] ; Rossetti, Dilce De Fatima [1]
Número total de Autores: 2
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Brazilian Natl Inst Space Res, Div Remote Sensing, BR-12245970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: International Journal of Remote Sensing; v. 33, n. 19, p. 6060-6075, 2012.
Citações Web of Science: 13
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In this article, we present a protocol for the recognition of channels and waterbodies and for estimating their hydroperiod to both characterize a megafan system in northern Amazonia and discuss its dynamics in the late Quaternary. Our approach is based on analysis of a multitemporal Landsat Thematic Mapper/Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (TM/ETM+) data set consisting of 13 scenes acquired from 2000 to 2009. The images were primarily preprocessed using standard techniques for geometric and radiometric corrections. Following numerous tests with the most common water classifiers, we determined that a simple threshold on an infrared band, which provided a binary image containing both water and non-water classes, would adequately meet the goals of this article. The sum of all 13 classifications produced a new image, the hydroperiod product, with pixel values corresponding to the relative frequency of standing water. The results indicate that there is no permanent drainage network in the Virua megafan, which displays only temporary channels with medium flood frequency and palaeochannels. These are arranged as complex distributary networks, as is typical of megafan depositional systems. The southern part of the megafan contains distributaries that are seasonally flooded, while the central and northern parts display an increased volume of palaeochannels. These data lead us to conclude that the locus of sediment deposition along this megafan system changed from north to south through time. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 09/00672-3 - Sensoriamento remoto aplicado à análise sedimentar quaternária no interflúvio dos Rios Negro e Branco (AM)
Beneficiário:Hiran Zani
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 10/09484-2 - Megaleques quaternários no estado de Roraima, norte da Amazônia: implicações sedimentológicas, climáticas e tectônicas
Beneficiário:Dilce de Fátima Rossetti
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular