Observation of lake current patterns using satellite images and comparison with results from numerical simulations

T. Matsunaga, Y. Okubo, Yoshio Inouchi

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Abstract

Six LANDSAT TM images of Lake Suwa, Japan, were processed to extract current patterns. The lake was almost completely covered with Aoko in three summer images. But two spring images, which were after rainfall, showed dispersion patterns of suspended particles from a river. The directions of dispersion were same as local wind at the mouth of the river, but opposite at the middle of the lake. These patterns were compared with current patterns simulated by the numerical two-dimensional lake current model newly developed by the authors. It was suggested that the satellite can observe horizontal circulations in shallow lakes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
EditorsSadao Fujimura
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages494-496
Number of pages3
Volume2
ISBN (Print)0780312406
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1993 Aug 181993 Aug 21

Other

OtherProceedings of the 13th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
CityTokyo, Jpn
Period93/8/1893/8/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Geology

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    Matsunaga, T., Okubo, Y., & Inouchi, Y. (1993). Observation of lake current patterns using satellite images and comparison with results from numerical simulations. In S. Fujimura (Ed.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 2, pp. 494-496). Publ by IEEE.