(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Increase in suspended sediment discharge of the Amazon River assessed by monitoring network and satellite data

published at : Sediment sources and sediment delivery under environmental change. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MARTINEZ J.M. (1 2) ; GUYOT J.L. (1 2) ; FILIZOLA N. (3) ; SONDAG F. (1 2) ;
(1) Univ.; UPS(SVT-OMP); LMTG, Toulouse, FRANCE
(2) IRD, LMTG, Brasília, BRESIL
(3) UEA, Manaus, BRESIL


This study addresses the quantification of the Amazon River sediment budget which has been assessed by looking at data from a suspended sediment discharge monitoring network and remote sensing estimates derived from MODIS spaceborne sensor. Both field and satellite-derived estimates of the sediment concentration of the Amazon River are combined to get an uninterrupted monthly average suspended sediment discharge from 1995 to 2007. Unlike the water discharge which exhibits a steady trend over the same period at Óbidos (Brazil), the suspended sediment discharge increases since 1995


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 79, no 3 [pp. 257-264]

Bibliographic references : 0,5 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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