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Exploring the nutrient inputs and cycles in Tampa Bay and coastal watersheds using MODIS images and data mining
Author(s): Ni-Bin Chang; Zhemin Xuan
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Paper Abstract

Excessive nutrients, which may be represented as Total Nitrogen (TN) and Total Phosphorus (TP) levels, in natural water systems have proven to cause high levels of algae production. The process of phytoplankton growth which consumes the excess TN and TP in a water body can also be related to the changing water quality levels, such as Dissolved Oxygen (DO), chlorophyll-a, and turbidity, associated with their changes in absorbance of natural radiation. This paper explores spatiotemporal nutrient patterns in Tampa Bay, Florida with the aid of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS images and Genetic Programming (GP) models that are deigned to link those relevant water quality parameters in aquatic environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8156, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VIII, 81560C (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.891871
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Ni-Bin Chang, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Zhemin Xuan, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8156:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability VIII
Wei Gao; Thomas J. Jackson; Jinnian Wang; Ni-Bin Chang, Editor(s)

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