Claudio Clemente Faria Barbosa


Researcher of Earth Observation Coordination -National Institute for Space Research – INPE
Av. dos Astronautas, 1.758 CEP: 12227-010 – São José dos Campos – SP – Brasil
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2015 – Present – Visiting Scholar at School the Environment of the University of Massachusetts at Boston – Optical Oceanography Lab
2005     PhD – Remote Sensing, National Institute for Space Research – INPE, Brazil
1997     M.S. – Remote Sensing, National Institute for Space Research –INPE, Brazil
1980     B.S. – Electrical Engineering, Faculdade de Engenharia de S. José Campos, Brazil
2000.10-present – Researcher of Earth Observation Coordination – INPE- Brazil
1999.9-2000.9   – Visitor researcher at University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
1981-1999.8       – Engineer of Division of Digital Image Processing. – INPE, Brazil
Radiative transfer in inland waters, Remote sensing applied on inland aquatic systems.

Bio-optical spatio-temporal characterization and development of analytical algorithms for the systematic monitoring of water masses circulating on the floodplain of medium Amazon;
Environmental Monitoring by Satellite in the Amazon Biome;
Submersed Aquatic Vegetation mapping based on radiative transfer theory.
Faculty at Remote Sensing Graduate Program – INPE
Council Member Sensing of Graduate Program – INPE
Coordinator of the Aquatic System Research Instrumentation Laboratory – INPE

Barbosa, C.; Novo, E.; Ferreira, R.; Carvalho, L.; Cairo, C.; Lopes, F.; Stech, J. ; Alcântara, E. (2015) Brazilian inland water bio-optical dataset to support carbon budget studies in reservoirs as well as anthropogenic impacts in Amazon floodplain lakes: Preliminary results. ISPRS – International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, v. XL-7/W3, p. 1439-1446.

Carvalho, L.A.S., Barbosa, C.; Novo, E.; Rudorff, C. (2015) Implications of scatter corrections for absorption measurements on optical closure of Amazon floodplain lakes using the Spectral Absorption and Attenuation Meter (AC-S-WETLabs). Remote Sensing of Environment 157 123–137. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.06.018

Hess, L.; Melack, J.; Affonso, A.; Barbosa, C.; Gastil-Buhl, M.; Novo, E. (2015) Wetlands of the Lowland Amazon Basin: Extent, Vegetative Cover, and Dual-season Inundated Area as Mapped with JERS-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar. Wetlands (Wilmington), v. 35, p.745-756.

Watanabe, F.; Alcântara, E.; Rodrigues, T.; Imai, N.; Barbosa, C.; Rotta, L. (2015) Estimation of Chlorophyll-a Concentration and the Trophic State of the Barra Bonita Hydroelectric Reservoir Using OLI/Landsat-8 Images. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v. 12, p. 10391-10417.

Montanher, O.C.; Novo, E. M. M.; Barbosa C.; Rennó; Silva T. (2014) Empirical models   for estimating the suspended sediment concentration in Amazonian white water Rivers using Landsat 5/TM. ITC Journal, v. 29, p. 67-77.

Augusto-Silva, P.B.; Ogashawara, I.; Barbosa, C.; Carvalho, L.A.; Jorge, D.; Fornari, C.; Stech, J. (2014) Analysis of MERIS Reflectance Algorithms for Estimating Chlorophyll-a Concentration in a Brazilian Reservoir. Remote Sensing, v.6, p. 11689-11707.

Ferreira, R.D.; Barbosa, C.; Novo, E. (2012) Assessment of in vivo fluorescence method for chlorophyll-a estimation in optically complex waters (Curuai floodplain, Pará – Brazil). Acta Limnologica Brasiliensia, v. 24, p. 373-386.

Lobo, F.L; Novo, E.; Barbosa, C.; Galvâo, L.S. (2012) Reference spectra to classify Amazon water types. International Journal of Remote Sensing (Print), v. 33, p. 3422-3442.

Rudorff, C.M.; Melack, J.N.M.; Macintyre, S.; Barbosa, C.; Novo, E. (2011) Seasonal and spatial variability of CO2 emission from a large floodplain lake in the lower Amazon. Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 116, p. G04007.

Barbosa, C.; Novo, E.; Melack, J.M. Gastil M., Pereira Filho, W. (2010) Geospatial analysis of spatiotemporal patterns of pH, total suspended sediment and chlorophyll-a on the Amazon floodplain. Limnology (Tokyo. Print), v. 11, p. 155-166.

Novo, E.; Barbosa, C.; Freitas, R.M., Shimabukuro, Y.E.; Melack, J, Pereira Filho, W. (2006) Seasonal changes in chlorophyll distributions in Amazon floodplain lakes derived from MODIS images. Limnology. , v.7, p.1 – 9,

Barbosa, C.; Hess L.; Melack J.; Novo, E.; Gastil, M.; Dutra L.; (2004) “Mapping Amazon Basin Wetlands Through Region Growing Segmentation and Unsupervised Region Classification of JERS-1 Data” In: International Symposium on Monitoring, Prediction and Mitigation of Disasters by Satellite Remote Sensing, Hyogo, Japan, January 19-21, 2004- Proceedings, pp 131-139

Hess, L.; Melack, J.; Novo, E.; Barbosa, C.; Gastil M. (2003) Dual-season mapping of wetland inundation and vegetation for Remote Sensing of Environment., v.87, p.404 – 428.