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Lake water surface mapping in the Tibetan Plateau using the MODIS MOD09Q1 product

S Lu, L Jia, L Zhang, Y Wei, MHA Baig, Z Zhai, J Meng, X Li, G Zhang

Remote Sensing Letters | Published : 2017

Abstract

The Tibetan Plateau (TP) has the largest number of inland lakes with the highest elevation on the planet. Mapping the distribution of lake water in space and time is crucial for scientific research of interactions among the regional cryosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. In this study, a lake water surface mapping algorithm is developed for Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) MOD09Q1 surface reflectance images, which is used to produce the 8-day lake water surface data set (lake water surface area larger than 1 km2) of theTP (Qinghai–Tibet Plateau) for the period of 2000–2012. The accuracy analysis indicate that compared with water surface data of the 134 sample lakes ext..

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