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Principal Investigators:

Bruce R Forsberg, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia (SA-PI)
John M. Melack, University of California, Santa Barbara (US-PI)
Evlyn Novo, DSR (INPE) (SA-PI)

 

Abstract 1998:  Multi-Scale Analysis of Inundation with Microwave and Optical Remote Sensing in the Amazon Basin: Applications to Biogeochemical Measurements and Modeling (View)

 
Resumo 1998:  Análises de Múltiplas Escalas com Sensoriamento Remoto Óptico e de Microondas na Bacia Amazônica: Aplicações às Medições Biogeoquímicas e Modelagem (Visualizar)

 

LBA-ECO 2002 Business Meeting Poster: 

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Investigation Duration:   07/1998 - 01/2007

 

LC-32 is a successor to investigation LC-07.

 

Participants:

Adriana Gomes Affonso, INPE/UCSB
Paulo C Gurgel Albuquerque
Enner Herenio Alcântara, INPE
Douglas Alsdorf, Ohio State University
Warey de Costa Arruda, INPA
Claudio Barbosa, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Lauren Belger, Universidade Positivo
Joao Carlos Carvalho, IAI - Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
Sueli Pissarra Castellari, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Denival Silva Correa, UFPA - Universidade Federal do Pará
Antonio Correia
Maycira Costa, Co-Investigator, INPE, University of Victoria
Corina da Costa Freitas, INPE-Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Luciano Vieira Dutra, INPE- Image Processing Division (DPI)
Marcos Timbo Elmiro, UFMG-Instituto de Geociências
Waterloo Pereira Filho, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Bruce R Forsberg, SA-PI, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Andreia Maria Silva França, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Ramon Morais Freitas, INPE
Fernando Cruz Frickmann, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Fabio Furlan Gama, DPI-INPE
Mary Gastil-Buhl, University of California, Santa Barbara
Fabio Guimaraes Gonçalves
Laura Lorraine Hess, Co-Investigator, UC Santa Barbara
Dayson José Jardim-Lima, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Alexandre Kemenes, INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas na Amazonia
Nina Kilham, University of California, Santa Barbara UCSB
Marc Gerald Kramer, USDA
Ivan Bergier Tavares de Lima, Embrapa Pantanal
Luciana de Resende Londe, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Bruce Gavin Marshall
John M. Melack, US-PI, University of California, Santa Barbara
Leal Mertes, Co-Investigator, University of California
Jose Claudio Mura
Evlyn Novo, SA-PI, DSR (INPE)
Conrado de Moraes Rudorff, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sidnei J.S. Sant'Anna
Claudia Cristina dos Santos
Joao Roberto dos Santos, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Yosio Edemir Shimabukuro, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Claudio Roberto Silva
Thiago Sanna Freire Silva, University of Victoria
Fernanda Titoneli
Cintia Honório Vasconcelos, INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais

 

Research Sites:

Amazonas (Manaus)

Pará Eastern (Belém) Pará Western (Santarém) Rondonia Tocantins

 

Training and Education Activities - Accomplished:

Educational Materials:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • CD-ROM: "Microwave and optical remote sensing of Amazonian wetlands: a multi-scale, multi-sensor approach to understanding wetland hydrology and ecology"

    This CD-Rom was produced for use in tutorials and courses taught by this science team. For information on its availabily, please, contact: Dr. Evelyn Novo

Formal Training:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2003  

  • Training activities provided by this group focused on graduate student and technician training. Two Ph.D., two M.Sc. and one undergraduate student are associated with this project at Inpa. One Ph.D., three M.Sc., two post-docs, two undergraduates and one technician are associated with this project at Inpe.

2004  

  • Two Ph.D., two M.Sc. and one undergraduate students are associated with the LC-07 project at INPA. One Ph.D., three M.Sc., two postdocs, two undergraduates and one technician are associated with our LC-07 at INPE. One undergraduate student is associated with LC-07 at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), in Santarém.

Information Dissemination in Popular Media:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2000  

  • Video Magazine Journeys through Earth and Space

    In September 2000, ICESS hosted a video production team from the Earth and Space Sciences Project of NASA’s High Performance Computing and Communications Program (HPCC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

    L. Hess was interviewed and filmed for a video magazine presented at the SC2000 Conference, 4-10 November 2000, in Dallas.

    NASA’s exhibit at the conference showcased science applications of supercomputing tools and facilities developed by NASA investigators. The JERS-1 Amazon mosaics, processed with the aid of the JPL supercomputing group headed by Dave Curkendall, and displayed on that group’s Digital Light Table, were one of three applications featured in the video.

    Hess explained the scientific significance of the mapping that is being carried out with the Amazon mosaics, and also contributed ground and aerial videography obtained during LBA field work. Predicted attendance at the conference was 5000 visitors.

Short Courses / Seminars / Workshops / Conferences:

Year
Completed
Activity Description

2001  

  • Microwave and optical remote sensing of Amazonian wetlands: a multi-scale, multi-sensor approach to understanding wetland hydrology and ecology

    A series of lectures on this topic were presented by Laura L. Hess, as an invited speaker at the "SIVAM Technology Transfer Seminar VI: Monitoring and Mapping Hydrology and Ecosystem Quality":

    • Amazonian wetlands: geography, nomenclature, and significance
    • High-resolution, geocoded digital videography for validation of land-cover classification
    • Synthetic aperture racdar remote sensing of wetlands: theory, sensors, and datasets
    • Case studies of SAR-based mapping of Amazonian wetlands using SIR-C and JERS-1 data
    • Passive microwave, radar altimetry, and SAR interferometry techniques for characterizing inundated area and water level heights

    • Synthesis of multi-scale microwave and optical data for modeling wetland hydrology and biogeochemistry
  • The SIVAM (Sistema de Vigilância da Amazônia) Technology Transfer Seminars are designed to familiarize Brazilian scientists and managers with recent developments in remote sensing and other fields, which are likely to be useful in the environmental monitoring or surveillance components of the SIVAM project. For this seminar, simultaneous translations between English and Portuguese were provided by CCSIVAM.

    The seminar was held at the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil, from February 12 to 15. There were approximately 50 participants from a variety of Brazilian governmental agencies, universities, and military services.

    Lecture overheads in pdf format, a complete list of attendees with affiliations, a group photo, and a link to the SIVAM web site can be found at Amazon Wetlands LBA Studies

2002  

  • Understanding via the visualization of large, earth science data sets

    Lecture presented by L. Hess and B. Chapman at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.

  • Amazonian forests and wetlands as viewed by synthetic aperture radar and airborne digital videography

    Chapman and Hess presented an overview of the JERS-1 Amazon Mapping and Monitoring (JAMMS) study (pre-cursor to our LBA wetlands study) and narrated a real-time “fly-over” of the JERS-1 mosaics.

    JPL’s Digital Light Table facility was used to project the entire mosaic (with a file size of greater than 3 terabytes) on the screen at von Karman; in addition, the mosaic was draped over the GTOPO-30 DEM and could be rotated and tilted at any angle.

    Prior to the presentation, Hess and Chapman worked with H. Siegel of the JPL supercomputing group to link the VOAM99 digital videography with the mosaic fly-over in real time.

    Thirty-second digital video clips of the mainstem floodplain and Roraima savanna wetlands were extracted from videotapes and converted to QuickTime format at UCSB, then transferred via FTP to JPL with accompanying ASCII text files giving longitudes and latitudes of the video frames.

    At JPL, clips were converted to file formats compatible with the SGI architecture used by the Digital Light Table. Software written by Siegel made it possible to play wide-angle and zoom video clips in windows overlying the JERS-1 mosaic display, automatically orient the JERS-1 mosaic to the aircraft flight direction, and automatically track the location on the mosaic corresponding to the synchronized video displays. The lecture was attended by approximately 100 people.

  • Characterizing Ecology and Hydrology of Tropical Wetlands with Remotely Sensed Data

    This lecture was presented by J.M. Melack and L. Hess (Co-Chairs) at the Society of Wetlands Scientists Invited Papers Symposium at the INTECOL 6th International Wetland Symposium, in Quebec, Canada.

2003  

  • Training on SAR Remote Sensing of Amazonian Wetlands

    This training was offered by Dr. L. Hess (UCSB) as part of the PETROBRAS SIVAM Airborne SAR Training Program held in Rio de Janeiro, on April 3rd, 2003.

 
 

Scheduled STI Site Visits:   more

 

Datasets/Posters Available as of 2014-04-02

Datasets (with related publications, if any) (View Posters)

LBA-ECO LC-07 Amazon Floodplain Lake Chlorophyll from MODIS, Para, Brazil: 2002-2003

  1. Novo, E.M.L.M., C.C.D. Barbosa, R.M. de Freitas, Y.E. Shimabukuro, J.M. Melack, and W. Pereira. 2006. Seasonal changes in chlorophyll distributions in Amazon floodplain lakes derived from MODIS images. Limnology 7(3):153-161.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Aquatic Marcophyte Biomass, Monte Alegre Lake, Para, Brazil: 2003-2004

  1. Silva, T.S.F., Costa, M.P.F., and Melack, J.M. 2010. Assessment of two biomass estimation methods for aquatic vegetation growing on the Amazon Floodplain. Aquatic Botany, 92(3), 161-167. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2009.10.015
  2. Silva, T.S.F., M.P.F. Costa and J.M. Melack. 2009. Annual net primary production of macrophytes in the eastern Amazon floodplain. Wetlands, 29, 747-758. doi: 10.1672/08-107.1
LBA-ECO LC-07 Bathymetric Survey of Floodplain Lake, Lago Curuai, Para, Brazil: 2004

  1. Barbosa, C.C.F., E.M.L.M. Novo, J.M. Melack, R.M. Freitas, and W.P. Filho. 2006. A methodology for analysis of volume and flooded area dynamics: Lago Grande de Curuai Lago as an example. Revista Brasileira de Cartografia 58/3.
  2. Lima, I.B.T., C.C. Barbosa, E.M. Novo, J.C. Carvalho, and J.L. Stech. 2005. Location of telemetric monitoring sites in Amazon floodplain Lakes, Acta Amazonica: 36(3), Manaus.
  3. Novo, E.M.L.M., C.C.D. Barbosa, R.M. de Freitas, Y.E. Shimabukuro, J.M. Melack, and W. Pereira. 2006. Seasonal changes in chlorophyll distributions in Amazon floodplain lakes derived from MODIS images. Limnology 7(3):153-161.
LBA-ECO LC-07 CO2 and CH4 Flux from Wetlands, Negro River Basin, Brazil: 2004-2006

  1. Belger, L., B.R. Fosberg and J.M. Melack. 2011. Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from interfluvial wetlands in the upper Negro River basin, Brazil. Biogeochemistry 105:171�183 DOI 10.1007/s10533-010-9536-0
LBA-ECO LC-07 Interferometric SAR-Based Estimates of Floodplain Stage Heights in Central Amazon Wetlands

  1. Alsdorf, D.E., L.C. Smith, and J.M. Melack. (2001) Amazon floodplain water level changes measured with interferometric SIR-C radar. Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 39(2):423-431.
LBA-ECO LC-07 JERS-1 SAR Wetlands Masks and Land Cover, Amazon Basin: 1995-1996

  1. Hess, L.L., J.M. Melack, E.M.L.M. Novo, C.C.F. Barbosa, and M. Gastil. 2003. Dual-season mapping of wetland inundation and vegetation for the central Amazon basin. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 404-428.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Lake Sediment Nutrient Data, Lago Calado, Brazil: 1982-1984

  1. Smith, L.K., J.M. Melack, and D.E. Hammond. 2003. Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus content and Pb-210-derived burial rates in sediments of an Amazon floodplain lake. Amazoniana-Limnologia et Oecologia Regionalis Systemae Fluminis Amazonas 17(3-4):413-436.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Methane and Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Balbina Reservoir, Brazil

  1. Kemenes, A., B. R. Forsberg, and J. M. Melack (2007), Methane release below a tropical hydroelectric dam, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L12809, doi:10.1029/2007GL029479.
  2. Kemenes, A., B. R. Forsberg, and J. M. Melack (2011), CO2 emissions from a tropical hydroelectric reservoir (Balbina, Brazil), J. Geophys. Res., 116, G03004, doi:10.1029/2010JG001465.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Methane Releases from Two Amazon Hydroreservoirs, Brazil: 2000-2001

  1. Lima, I.B.T. 2005. Biogeochemical distinction of methane releases from two Amazon hydroreservoirs. Chemosphere 59(11):1697-1702.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Inundated Areas, Amazon, Orinoco and Pantanal Basins: 1978-1987

  1. Hamilton, S.K., S.J. Sippel, and J.M. Melack. 2002. Comparison of inundation patterns among major South American floodplains. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107(D20):Article-8038.
  2. Hamilton, S.K., Sippel, S.J. and Melack, J.M. 2004. Seasonal inundation patterns in two large savanna floodplains of South America: the Llanos de Moxos (Bolivia) and the Llanos del Orinoco (Venezuela and Colombia), Hydrological Processes, 18(11):2103-2116.
  3. Hamilton, S.K., Sippel, S.J., and Melack, J.M. 1996. Inundation patterns in the Pantanal wetland of South America determined from passive microwave remote sensing. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 137(1):1-23.
  4. Sippel, S.J., Hamilton, S.K., Melack, J.M. and Choudhury, B.J. 1994. Determination of inundation area in the Amazon River floodplain using the SMMR 37 GHz polarization difference. Remote Sensing of Environment 48:70-76.
  5. Sippel, S.J., Hamilton, S.K., Melack, J.M. and Novo, E.M.M. 1998. Passive microwave observations of inundation area and the area/stage relation in the Amazon River floodplain. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19(16):3055-3074.
  6. Sippel, S.J., S.K. Hamilton and J.M. Melack. 1991. Inundation area and morphometry of lakes on the Amazon River floodplain, Brazil. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 123(4):385-400.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Monthly Mean Flooded Wetlands Habitat, Central Amazon Basin: 1979-1996

  1. Melack, J.M., L.L. Hess, M. Gastil, B.R. Forsberg, S.K. Hamilton, I.B.T. Lima, and E.M.L.M. Novo. 2004. Regionalization of methane emissions in the Amazon Basin with microwave remote sensing. Global Change Biology 10(5):530-544.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Multi-scale Analysis of Inundation and Wetland Vegetation in the Amazon Basin

LBA-ECO LC-07 Multitemporal Radarsat-1 Site Locations and Temporal Coverage

LBA-ECO LC-07 Reflectance Spectra and Water Quality of Amazon Basin Floodplain Lakes

  1. Novo E.M.L.M., W. Pereira Filho and J.M. Melack. 2004. Assessing the utility of spectral band operators to reduce the influence of total suspended solids on the relationship between chlorophyll concentration and the bidirectional reflectance factor in Amazon waters.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Validation Overflight for Amazon Mosaics (VOAM): June 1999

  1. Hess, L.L., E.M.L.M. Novo, D.M. Slaymaker, J. Holt, C. Steffen, D.M. Valeriano, L.A.K. Mertes, T. Krug, J.M. Melack, M. Gastil, C. Holmes, and C. Hayward. 2002. Geocoded digital videography for validation of land cover mapping in the Amazon basin. International Journal of Remote Sensing 23(7):1527-1555.
  2. Hess, L.L., J.M. Melack, E.M.L.M. Novo, C.C.F. Barbosa, and M. Gastil. 2003. Dual-season mapping of wetland inundation and vegetation for the central Amazon basin. Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 87, No. 4, pp. 404-428.
  3. Powell RL, Matzke N, de Souza C, Clark M, Numata I, Hess LL, Roberts DA, Clark M, Numata I, Hess LL, Roberts DA. 2004. Sources of error in accuracy assessment of thematic land-cover maps in the Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment, 90, 221-234.
LBA-ECO LC-07 Water Quality, CO2, Chlorophyll, Lago Curuai, Para, Brazil: 2003-2004

  1. Barbosa, C.C.F.,E.M.L.M. Novo, J.M. Melack, M. Gastil-Buhl, W. Pereira Filho. 2010. Seasonal changes in chlorophyll distributions in Amazon floodplain lakes derived from MODIS images. Limnology 11:155-166. DOI 10.1007/s10201-009-0305-5
  2. Novo, E.M.L.M., C.C.F Barbosa, R.M. de Freitas, Y.E. Shimabukuro, J.M. Melack and W.P Filho. 2006. Seasonal changes in chlorophyll distributions in Amazon floodplain lakes derived from MODIS images. Limnology 7: 153-161.
  3. Rudorff, C.M., J.M. Melack, S. MacIntyre, C.C.F. Barbosa, and E.M.L.M. Novo (2011), Seasonal and spatial variability of CO2 emission from a large floodplain lake in the lower Amazon, J. Geophys. Res., 116, G04007, doi:10.1029/2011JG001699.

Posters (with related publications, if any)

Geostatistics of water quality linked to vegetation cover and inudation (poster).


 

Publications:

Sippel SJ, Hamilton SK, Melack JM. (1992) Inundation Area and Morphometry of Lankes on the Amazon River Floodplain, Brazil. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 123, 385-400. (abstract)

Sippel SJ, Hamilton SK, Melack JM, CHOUDHURY BJ. (1994) Determination of Inundation Area in the Amazon River Floodplain Using the SMMR-37 GHZ Polarization Difference. Remote Sensing of Environment, 48, 70-76. (abstract)

Hamilton SK, Sippel SJ, Melack JM. (1996) Inundation patterns in the Pantanal wetland of South America determined from passive microwave remote sensing. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 137, 1-23. (abstract)

Sippel SJ, Hamilton SK, Melack JM, Novo EMM. (1998) Passive microwave observations of inundation area and the area/stage relation in the Amazon River floodplain. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 19, 3055-3074. (abstract)

Alsdorf DE, Melack JM, Dunne T, Mertes LAK, Hess LL, Smith LC. (2000) Interferometric radar measurements of water level changes on the Amazon flood plain. Nature, 404, 174-177. (abstract)

Engle D, Melack JM. (2000) Methane emissions from an Amazon floodplain lake: Enhanced release during episodic mixing and during falling water. Biogeochemistry, 51, 71-90. (abstract)

Siqueira P, Hensley S, Shaffer S, Hess L, McGarragh G, Chapman B, Freeman A. (2000) A continental-scale mosaic of the Amazon Basin using JERS-1 SAR. Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 38, 2638-2644. (abstract)

Alsdorf D, Birkett C, Dunne T, Melack J, Hess L. (2001) Water level changes in a large Amazon lake measured with spaceborne radar interferometry and altimetry. Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 2671-2674. (abstract)

Alsdorf DE, Smith LC, Melack JM. (2001) Amazon floodplain water level changes measured with interferometric SIR-C radar. Ieee Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 39, 423-431. (abstract)

Elvidge CD, Hobson VR, Baugh KE, Dietz JB, Shimabukuro YE, Krug T, Novo EMLM, Echavarria FR. (2001) DMSP-OLS estimation of tropical forest area impacted by surface fires in Roraima, Brazil: 1995 versus 1998. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 22, 2661-2673. (abstract)

Melack JM, Forsberg B. Biogeochemistry of Amazon floodplain lakes and associated wetlands, in The Biogeochemistry of the Amazon Basin and its Role in a Changing World, edited by M.E.McClain RLVaJER, pp. 235-276, Oxford University Press, 2001.

Birkett CM, Mertes LAK, Dunne T, Costa MH, Jasinski MJ. (2002) Surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin: Application of satellite radar altimetry. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107. (abstract)

Costa MPF, Niemann O, Novo E, Ahern F. (2002) Biophysical properties and mapping of aquatic vegetation during the hydrological cycle of the Amazon floodplain using JERS-1 and Radarsat. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 1401-1426. (abstract)

Hamilton SK, Sippel SJ, Melack JM. (2002) Comparison of inundation patterns among major South American floodplains. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 107. (abstract)

Hess LL, Novo EMLM, Slaymaker DM, Holt J, Steffen C, Valeriano DM, Mertes LAK, Krug T, Melack JM, Gastil M, Holmes C, Hayward C. (2002) Geocoded digital videography for validation of land cover mapping in the Amazon basin. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 1527-1555. (abstract)

*Richey JE, Melack JM, Aufdenkampe AK, Ballester VM, Hess LL. (2002) Outgassing from Amazonian rivers and wetlands as a large tropical source of atmospheric CO2. Nature, 416, 617-620. (abstract)

Shimabukuro YE, Novo EM, Mertes LK. (2002) Amazon river mainstem floodplain landsat TM digital mosaic. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 23, 57-69. (abstract)

Galvao LS, Pereira W, Abdon MM, Novo EMML, Silva JSV, Ponzoni FJ. (2003) Spectral reflectance characterization of shallow lakes from the Brazilian Pantanal wetlands with field and airborne hyperspectral data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 24, 4093-4112. (abstract)

Hess LL, Melack JM. (2003) Remote sensing of vegetation and flooding on Magela Creek Floodplain (Northern Territory, Australia) with the SIR-C synthetic aperture radar. Hydrobiologia, 500, 65-82. (abstract)

*Hess LL, Melack JM, Novo EMLM, Barbosa CCF, Gastil M. (2003) Dual-season mapping of wetland inundation and vegetation for the central Amazon basin. Remote Sensing of Environment, 87, 404-428. (abstract)

Lima IBT, Rosa RR, Ramos FM, Novo EMLM. (2003) Water level dynamics in the Amazon floodplain. Advances in Water Resources, 26, 725-732. (abstract)

Pezeshki SR, DeLaune RD, Nyman JA, Catallo WJ, Ochs CA, Milburn SA, Melack JM, Mertes L, Hess L, Forsberg B. Wetland Biogeochemistry, in Achieving Sustainable Freshwater Systems: A Web of Connections, edited by Holland MM, Blood ER and Shaffer LR, pp. 125-156, Island Press, Washington, DC, 2003.

Smith LK, Melack JM, Hammond DE. (2003) Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus content and Pb-210-derived burial rates in sediments of an Amazon floodplain lake. Amazoniana-Limnologia et Oecologia Regionalis Systemae Fluminis Amazonas, 17, 413-436. (abstract)

Assireu AT, Lorenzzetti JA, Novo EMLM, Stech JL, Braga CZ, Lima IBT. (2004) Aplicação do operador de fragmentação assimétrica (FA) na caracterização de controles geomorfológicos em reservatórios. Revista Brasileira de Geociências, 34.

Corredor MDFV. Influência das variações temporais da disponibilidade relativa de habitats sobre a comunidade de peixes em um lago de várzea da Amazônia Central, Thesis, INPA/UA, 2004

Costa MPF. (2004) Use of SAR satellites for mapping zonation of vegetation communities in the Amazon floodplain. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 1817-1835. (abstract)

Hamilton SK, Sippel SJ, Melack JM. (2004) Seasonal inundation patterns in two large savanna floodplains of South America: the Llanos de Moxos (Bolivia) and the Llanos del Orinoco (Venezuela and Colombia). Hydrological Processes, 18, 2103-2116. (abstract)

Lima IBT, Novo EMLM, Stech JL, Outros E. The use of remote sensing and automated water quality systems to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from hydroelectric reservoirs , in Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Hydropower Reservoirs and Water Quality., pp. 47-65, COPPE/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, 2004.

Marshall B. Fontes autotróficas de energia para o Paracheirodon axelrodi (Osteichthyes, Characidae) no sistema rio Cuini - Rio Negro, Barcelos, AM. , Thesis, INPA/UA, 2004

Melack JM. Remote Sensing of Tropical Wetlands, in Remote Sensing for Natural Resources Management and Environmental Monitoring, edited by Ustin S, pp. 319-343, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 2004.

Melack JM, Hess LL. (2004) Remote sensing of wetlands on a global scale. SIL News, 1-5.

*Melack JM, Hess LL, Gastil M, Forsberg BR, Hamilton SK, Lima IBT, Novo EMLM. (2004) Regionalization of methane emissions in the Amazon Basin with microwave remote sensing. Global Change Biology, 10, 530-544. (abstract)

Novo EMLM, Pereira W, Melack JM. (2004) Assessing the utility of spectral band operators to reduce the influence of total suspended solids on the relationship between chlorophyll concentration and the bidirectional reflectance factor in Amazon waters. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 25, 5105-5116. (abstract)

Novo EMLM, Reis RS, Espindola ELG. Aplicação desensoriamento remoto no manejo e conservação da água e solo em agrossistemas , in Os (Des)caminhos do Uso da água na Agricultura Brasileira, edited by UFMT/ SBCS, pp. 91-116, Cuiabá, 2004.

Powell RL, Matzke N, de Souza C, Clark M, Numata I, Hess LL, Roberts DA, Clark M, Numata I, Hess LL, Roberts DA. (2004) Sources of error in accuracy assessment of thematic land-cover maps in the Brazilian Amazon. Remote Sensing of Environment, 90, 221-234. (abstract)

Vasconcelos CN, Novo E. (2004) Mapeamento do uso e cobertura da terra a partir da segmentação e classificação de imagens-fração solo, sombra e vegetação derivadas do modelo linear de mistura aplicado a dados do sensor TM/Landsat5, na região do reservatório de Tucuruí - PA. 34: 487-493. Acta Amazonica, 34, 487-493.

Alsdorf D, Dunne T, Melack J, Smith L, Hess L. (2005) Diffusion modeling of recessional flow on central Amazonian floodplains. Geophysical Research Letters, 32. (abstract)

Barbosa CCF. Sensoriamento Remoto da dinâmica de circulação da água do sistema planície de Curai / rio Amazonas. , Thesis, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, 2005

Costa M. (2005) Estimativa de produção primária de plantas aquáticas na planície de inundação da Amazônia. Acta Amazonica 35: 145-154. Acta Amazônica, 35, 145-154.

Costa M. (2005) Estimate of net primary productivity of aquatic vegetation of the Amazon floodplain using Radarsat and JERS-1. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 4527-4536. (abstract)

Lima IBT. (2005) Biogeochemical distinction of methane releases from two Amazon hydroreservoirs. Chemosphere, 59, 1697-1702. (abstract)

Lima IBT, Barbosa CC, Novo EM, Carvalho JC, Stech JL. (2005) Localização de áreas de monitoramento telemétrico em ambientes aquáticos da Amazônia. Acta Amazônica, .

Melack JM. Floodplain lakes and reservoirs in tropical and subtropical South America: Limnology and human impacts. , in Lakes Handbook, edited by O\'Sullivan P and Reynolds C, pp. 241-257, 2005.

Novo E, Potter C, Huete A, Roberts D, Hess L. (2005) Técnicas avançadas de sensoriamento remoto aplicadas ao estudo de mudanças climáticas e ao funcionamento dos ecossistemas Amazônicos. 35: 259-272. Acta Amazônica, 35, 259-272.

Kemenes A. Estimativa da emissão de gases de efeito estufa pela Hidrelétrica de Balbina. Ph. D. Thesis,, Thesis, INPA/UFAM, Brazil, 2006

Novo E. Sensoriamento remoto aplicado à ecologia aquática , in Fundamentos e Métodos de Limnologia, edited by Juiz de Fora, Sociedade Brasileira de Limnologia, 2006.

Novo EML, Costa M. Fundamentos e aplicações de sensoriamento remoto no estudo de áreas alagáveis , in Sensoriamento Remoto e Oceanografia, edited by Souza RB, INPE, 2006.

Novo EMLM, Barbosa CCD, de Freitas RM, Shimabukuro YE, Melack JM, Pereira W. (2006) Seasonal changes in chlorophyll distributions in Amazon floodplain lakes derived from MODIS images. Limnology, 7, 153-161. (abstract)

Dunne T, Mertes LAK. Rivers of South America, in The Physical Geography of South America, edited by Veblen T, Young K and Orme AR, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Mertes LAK, Dunne T. The effects of tectonics, climatic history, and sea-level history on the form and behavior of the modern Amazon River., in Large Rivers, edited by A.Gupta, Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Novo EMLM, Barbosa CC, Freitas RM. Sistemas aquáticos continentais, in O sensor MODIS e suas applicacoes ambientais no BrasilO sensor MODIS e suas applicacoes ambientais no Brasil., edited by Rudorff BFT, Shimabukuro YE and Ceballos JC, pp. 261-267, Editora Parêntese, São José dos Campos, 2007.

Silva TS, Freitas RM, Novo EMLM. Monitoramento de áreas alagáveis , in O sensor MODIS e suas applicacoes ambientais no Brasil., edited by Rudorff BFT, Shimabukuro YE and Ceballos JC, pp. 249-268, Editora Parêntese, São José dos Campos, 2007.

Silva TS, Costa MPF, Melack JM. (2009) Assessment of two biomass estimation methods for aquatic vegetation growing on the Amazon Floodplain. Aquatic Botany, 92, 161-167. (abstract)

Silva TSF, Costa MPF, Melack JM. (2009) Annual Net Primary Production of Macrophytes in the Eastern Amazon Floodplain. Wetlands, 29, 747-758. (abstract)

Barbosa CCF, Novo EMLD, Melack JM, Gastil-Buhl M, Pereira W. (2010) Geospatial analysis of spatiotemporal patterns of pH, total suspended sediment and chlorophyll-a on the Amazon floodplain. Limnology, 11, 155-166. (abstract)

Silva TSF, Costa MPF, Melack JM. (2010) Spatial and temporal variability of macrophyte cover and productivity in the eastern Amazon floodplain: A remote sensing approach. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 1998-2010. (abstract)

Belger L, Forsberg B, Melack J. (2011) Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from interfluvial wetlands in the upper Negro River basin, Brazil. Biogeochemistry, 105, 171-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-010-9536-0 (abstract)

Kemenes A, Forsberg B, Melack J. (2011) CO2 emissions from a tropical hydroelectric reservoir. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JG001465 (abstract)

Rudorff CM, Melack JM, MacIntyre S, Barbosa CC, Novo EMLM. (2011) Seasonal and spatial variability of CO2 emission from a largefloodplain lake in the lower Amazon. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2011JG001699 (abstract)

 

Matrix of Publications-Datasets:  more

 

Science Questions:

Carbon Dynamics:

        CD-Q1 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and interannual variability of the carbon dioxide flux between the atmosphere and different land cover/use types?
        CD-Q3 - What are the relative contributions of fluxes from natural and disturbed ecosystems to the net Amazônia-wide flux?

Nutrient Dynamics and Surface Water Chemistry:

        ND-Q4 - How do changes in land use and climate alter the stocks, processes and fluxes of dissolved and particulate organic matter, nutrients, and trace gases from the uplands across the riparian zones and floodplains and down the channels of river corridors?
        ND-Q5 - What is the importance of periodically "wet" environments (from moist soils to standing and flowing waters) for the land and atmospheric balances of nutrients, carbon dioxide, trace gases, and water and energy on multiple scales?

Trace Gas and Aerosol Flux:

        TG-Q1 - How are fluxes of trace gases and aerosols between ecosystems (both upland and wetland) and the atmosphere of Amazônia affected by land cover and land use change?
        TG-Q2 - What is the (climatically driven) seasonal and inter-annual variability of trace gas and aerosol fluxes between the atmosphere and different land use and land cover types?
        TG-Q3 - Are losses and gains of carbon from Amazônian ecosystems in forms other than carbon dioxide (e.g. carbon monoxide, methane, volatile organic carbon, organic aerosol) of sufficient magnitude to influence ecosystem carbon balance?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other Research Teams:

CD-01  -  CD-02  -  CD-03  -  CD-04  -  CD-05  -  CD-06  -  CD-07  -  CD-08  -  CD-09  -  
CD-10  -  CD-11  -  CD-12  -  CD-14  -  CD-15  -  CD-17  -  CD-18  -  CD-30  -  CD-31  -  
CD-32  -  CD-33  -  CD-34  -  CD-35  -  CD-36  -  CD-37  -  CD-40  -  CD-41  -  LC-01  -  
LC-02  -  LC-03  -  LC-04  -  LC-05  -  LC-06  -  LC-08  -  LC-09  -  LC-10  -  LC-11  -  
LC-12  -  LC-13  -  LC-14  -  LC-15  -  LC-16  -  LC-21  -  LC-22  -  LC-23  -  LC-24  -  
LC-30  -  LC-31  -  LC-32  -  LC-33  -  LC-34  -  LC-35  -  LC-36  -  LC-37  -  LC-38  -  
LC-39  -  ND-01  -  ND-02  -  ND-03  -  ND-04  -  ND-06  -  ND-07  -  ND-08  -  ND-09  -  
ND-10  -  ND-11  -  ND-30  -  ND-31  -  PC-30  -  TG-01  -  TG-02  -  TG-03  -  TG-04  -  
TG-05  -  TG-06  -  TG-07  -  TG-08  -  TG-09  -  TG-10  -  TG-30  -  TG-31  -  TG-32

 


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