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Ultraviolet fluorescence lidar (UFL) as a high-resolution measurement tool for water quality parameters used as ground-truth data for Sentinel-2 regional models
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This paper is devoted to the study of the possibilities of restoring the concentrations of chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) and total suspended matter (TSM) in fresh waterbodies using the images of Sentinel-2 / MSI of the Gorky reservoir as an example, validated via the high-resolution ground-truth data obtained by fluorescence lidar UFL. This water area in the period of intense chromaticity of cyanobacteria is distinguished by their completely heterogeneous spatial-temporal distribution with scales of patchiness from several tens of meters and high temporal variability. For this reason, direct methods of “spot” measurements in place on water samples in a small part of the reservoir for 3 hours relative to the satellite’s span do not provide us with reliable and statistically proved data. In this regard, the work proposed an original method of high-performance sub-satellite synchronous measurements of the brightness of the water column, concentrations of Chl-a and TSM with a fluorescent lidar onboard a high-speed vessel. This technique is provided with a spatial (8 m) and a temporary (1 s) resolution. Based on this, 4 independent regional models for the recovery of Chl-a concentrations, as well as TSM were developed based on in-situ measurements of the brightness of the water surface, or from Sentinel-2 / MSI images. To ensure the possibility of using satellite images, the analysis of atmospheric correction algorithms was performed and the best one was determined. The proposed models can be used for regular environmental monitoring of the Gorky Reservoir according to the in-situ ship measurements of the brightness of the water surface or from Sentinel-2 / MSI images. When using the proposed methodology for lidar high-performance collection of sub-satellite data, the developed models can be adapted for limnological monitoring of other freshwater bodies with high spatial and temporal variability of the optical properties of water.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2019
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 11150, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2019, 111500P (14 October 2019);
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Vadim Pelevin, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology (Russian Federation)
Aleksandr Molkov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russian Federation)
Sergei Fedorov, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)
Elena Korchemkina, Marine Hydrophysical Institute (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11150:
Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2019
Charles R. Bostater Jr.; Xavier Neyt; Françoise Viallefont-Robinet, Editor(s)

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