publication . Article . 2017

Satellite Derived Water Quality Observations Are Related to River Discharge and Nitrogen Loads in Pensacola Bay, Florida

John C. Lehrter; John C. Lehrter; Chengfeng Le;
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  • Published: 15 Sep 2017 Journal: Frontiers in Marine Science (issn: 2296-7745, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Abstract
Relationships between satellite-derived water quality variables and river discharges, concentrations and loads of nutrients, organic carbon, and sediments were investigated over a nine-year period (2003-2011) in Pensacola Bay, Florida, USA. These analyses were conducted to better understand which river forcing factors were the primary drivers of estuarine variability in several water quality variables. Remote sensing reflectance time-series data were retrieved from the MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) and used to calculate monthly and annual estuarine time-series of chlorophyll a (Chla), colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM), and total suspended ...
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free text keywords: MERIS chlorophyll a, CDOM, suspended sediments, estuary, nutrient loads, organic matter loads, Science, Q, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5, Marine Science, sediment loads, Pensacola Bay, Environmental science, Discharge, Hydrology, Bay, Turbidity, Colored dissolved organic matter, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Water quality, Eutrophication, Sediment
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