Remote estimation of phytoplankton distribution in aquatic ecosystems

A. A. Gitelson, R. Khanbilvardi, Boris Shteinman, Yosef Yacobi

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Abstract

The objectives of this study are (1) to investigate the spectral features of reflectance of productive inland and coastal waters in order to find spectral features which are closely related to phytoplankton density and chlorophyll concentration; and, (2) to devise and validate algorithms for chlorophyll estimation using reflectance data as the measured variables. We found that the information gained from the red (around 675 nm) and red edge (near 700 nm) spectral regions were sufficient for the construction of algorithms for phytoplankton density estimation These algorithms were calibrated and validated in Lake Kinneret, and then applied to estimate chlorophyll concentration in numerous lakes and reservoirs with slight modification of the coefficients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEngineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference
EditorsR.B. Malla, A. Maji
Pages255-262
Number of pages8
StatePublished - May 5 2004
EventEngineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference - League City/Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 7 2004Mar 10 2004

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NameEngineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference

Conference

ConferenceEngineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLeague City/Houston, TX
Period3/7/043/10/04

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Gitelson, A. A., Khanbilvardi, R., Shteinman, B., & Yacobi, Y. (2004). Remote estimation of phytoplankton distribution in aquatic ecosystems. In R. B. Malla, & A. Maji (Eds.), Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments - Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference (pp. 255-262). (Engineering Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments Earth and Space 2004: Proceedings of the Ninth Biennial ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference).