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Assessment of spatio-temporal variability of lake water color from satellite data
Author(s): Pietro Alessandro Brivio; Eugenio Zilioli
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a method of satellite remote sensing data analysis for comparative evaluation of inland waters optical quality, which would not necessarily require any in situ measurements. Remote sensing parameters were extracted by digital analysis of two Landsat Thematic Mapper images corresponding to different seasonal situations. The experiment was carried out on the Lake Garda (Italy), where distinct sub-basins can be individuated either for morphological stand-point or for their different water conditions. Subsurface irradiance reflectance values and chromaticity coordinates were derived from radiometric transects covering the different waters from the lake margin to the pelagic environment, and used to assess both spatial pattern and seasonal dynamics of the lake water quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 November 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2585, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources, (24 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227184
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Pietro Alessandro Brivio, IRRS/CNR (Italy)
Eugenio Zilioli, IRRS/CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2585:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources
Edwin T. Engman; Gerard Guyot; Carlo M. Marino, Editor(s)

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