Acquisition and analysis of remote sensing imagery of harmful algal blooms.
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Kudela, Raphael M.
Stumpf, Richard P.
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Remote sensing was long considered an obvious tool for studying the distribution of harmful algal bloom (HAB) organisms over larger spatial and shorter time scales than is possible with ship-based sampling (Tester et al. 1991; Keafer and Anderson 1993). Legacy and nextgeneration instrumentation and sensors, including SeaWiFS, MODIS, MERIS, and the OLCI sensor on Sentinel-3, are dramatically improving the ability to determine constituents in the coastal ocean. Satellite altimeters and scatterometers also provide geophysical fields such as dynamic height (current patterns) and local winds (e.g. upwelling indices). Currently, MODIS Aqua and VIIRS are still operational, while the replacement for MERIS, OLCI, is now operational. In some regions, remote sensing has already become a valuable tool for helping to predict the onset, location, and transport of HABs. For example, in the Florida Shelf and Gulf of Mexico, SeaWiFS and MODIS imagery has been incorporated into the U.S. NOAA H.....
Title of ReportHarmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: a Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management.
Editor(s) of ReportAnderson, D.M.
PublisherIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Series;NrIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Manuals and Guides;78
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.1
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeManual
CitationKudela, R.M.; Stumpf, R.P. and Petrov, P. (2017) Acquisition and analysis of remote sensing imagery of harmful algal blooms. In: Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Desalination: A Guide to Impacts, Monitoring and Management. (eds. Anderson D. M.; Boerlage, S. F. E. and Dixon, M.B.). Paris, France, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, pp. 119-132. (IOC Manuals and Guides No. 78). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-207
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