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Spatial and temporal distributions of suspended sediment in the Nanhui nearshore from TM/ETM images
Author(s): Runyuan Kuang; Yunxuan Zhou; Xing Li; Fang Shen
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing has widely been used to study suspended sediment distributions due to its synoptic and repetitive coverage. Using previous in situ data and Landsat imagery, we estimate suspended sediment concentrations (SSC) in order to understand the transport and distribution of suspended sediments in the Nanhui nearshore area, China. During an ebb tide period, the area with the maximum turbidity was observed along the southern Nanhui nearshore area and the maximum SSC value was 1.916g/l. During a flood tide period, the area with the maximum turbidity moved northwards and the maximum SSC value was 1.400 g/l. The northern Nanhui nearshore area suffered from the strong current discharge from the South Passage, its eastern area was affected by wind waves, and its southern area was influenced by the tidal currents from the Hangzhou Bay. These processes were responsible for the southern Nanhui nearshore area extending southeastwards and sediments in the northern Nanhui nearshore area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7471, Second International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes, 74710Y (9 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.836338
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Runyuan Kuang, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Yunxuan Zhou, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Xing Li, East China Normal Univ. (China)
Fang Shen, East China Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7471:
Second International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes
Xianfeng Zhang; Jonathan Li; Guoxiang Liu; Xiaojun Yang, Editor(s)

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