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Numerical Study of Circulation and Thermodynamics of Itumbiara Reservoir Water

Grant number: 10/15075-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2011
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Resources
Principal Investigator:Sergio Henrique Franchito
Grantee:Enner Herenio de Alcântara
Host Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil


To understand the complex physical processes and your influence in water quality motivated the accomplishment of this project. Thus, the objective is developed a methodology to study the reservoir's circulation dynamics and water quality. For this, we were utilizing the remote sensing and numerical modeling tools. The remote sensing is a reconnaissance tool to estimate the water quality variables by means of satellite image in continuous and spatial distribution form. The numerical models allow to represent and simulating the reservoir's hydrodynamics (circulation) in the space and time using equations and physical laws. This research intends to show that a numerical modeling can enhance the remote sensing potential for study the aquatic systems. Because the investigation does not stay only in the determination of water quality spatial distribution, making possible to promote information about causes of these spatial distributions that was observed by satellite images.

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Scientific publications (4)
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CURTARELLI, MARCELO PEDROSO; ALCANTARA, ENNER; RENNO, CAMILO DALELES; ASSIREU, ARCILAN TREVENZOLI; BONNET, MARIE PAULE; STECH, JOSE LUIZ. Modelling the surface circulation and thermal structure of a tropical reservoir using three-dimensional hydrodynamic lake model and remote-sensing data. WATER AND ENVIRONMENT JOURNAL, v. 28, n. 4, p. 516-525, . (07/08103-2, 10/15075-8, 08/57719-9)
CURTARELLI, M. P.; ALCANTARA, E. H.; RENNO, C. D.; STECH, J. L.. Physical changes within a large tropical hydroelectric reservoir induced by wintertime cold front activity. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, v. 18, n. 8, p. 3079-3093, . (07/08103-2, 10/15075-8, 08/57719-9)
CURTARELLI, MARCELO; ALCANTARA, ENNER; RENNO, CAMILO; STECH, JOSE. Effects of cold fronts on MODIS-derived sensible and latent heat fluxes in Itumbiara reservoir (Central Brazil). Advances in Space Research, v. 52, n. 9, p. 1668-1677, . (07/08103-2, 10/15075-8, 08/57719-9)
CURTARELLI, MARCELO PEDROSO; RENNO, CAMILO DALELES; ALCANTARA, ENNER HERENIO. Evaluation of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission 3B43 product over an inland area in Brazil and the effects of satellite boost on rainfall estimates. JOURNAL OF APPLIED REMOTE SENSING, v. 8, . (07/08103-2, 10/15075-8, 08/57719-9)

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