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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(9), 3545-3560; doi:10.3390/ijerph7093545
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Time-series MODIS Image-based Retrieval and Distribution Analysis of Total Suspended Matter Concentrations in Lake Taihu (China)

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Received: 24 August 2010; in revised form: 17 September 2010 / Accepted: 18 September 2010 / Published: 27 September 2010
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Abstract: Although there has been considerable effort to use remotely sensed images to provide synoptic maps of total suspended matter (TSM), there are limited studies on universal TSM retrieval models. In this paper, we have developed a TSM retrieval model for Lake Taihu using TSM concentrations measured in situ and a time series of quasi-synchronous MODIS 250 m images from 2005. After simple geometric and atmospheric correction, we found a significant relationship (R = 0.8736, N = 166) between in situ measured TSM concentrations and MODIS band normalization difference of band 3 and band 1. From this, we retrieved TSM concentrations in eight regions of Lake Taihu in 2007 and analyzed the characteristic distribution and variation of TSM. Synoptic maps of model-estimated TSM of 2007 showed clear geographical and seasonal variations. TSM in Central Lake and Southern Lakeshore were consistently higher than in other regions, while TSM in East Taihu was generally the lowest among the regions throughout the year. Furthermore, a wide range of TSM concentrations appeared from winter to summer. TSM in winter could be several times that in summer.
Keywords: total suspended matter; MODIS; Lake Taihu; common empirical algorithms total suspended matter; MODIS; Lake Taihu; common empirical algorithms
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Zhang, Y.; Lin, S.; Liu, J.; Qian, X.; Ge, Y. Time-series MODIS Image-based Retrieval and Distribution Analysis of Total Suspended Matter Concentrations in Lake Taihu (China). Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3545-3560.

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Zhang Y, Lin S, Liu J, Qian X, Ge Y. Time-series MODIS Image-based Retrieval and Distribution Analysis of Total Suspended Matter Concentrations in Lake Taihu (China). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(9):3545-3560.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zhang, Yuchao; Lin, Shan; Liu, Jianping; Qian, Xin; Ge, Yi. 2010. "Time-series MODIS Image-based Retrieval and Distribution Analysis of Total Suspended Matter Concentrations in Lake Taihu (China)." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 9: 3545-3560.



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