Monitoring tropical coastal waters of Berau estuary, East Kalimantan, Indonesia using MERIS data

Wiwin Ambarwulan*, C. M. Mannaerts, H. J. Van Der Woerd, Mhd S. Salama

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Abstract

This paper investigates the performance of MERIS reduced resolution data to monitor water quality parameters in the Berau estuary waters, Indonesia. Total Suspended Matter (TSM) and Chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) concentration were derived from MERIS data using three different algorithms for coastal waters: standard global processor (MERIS L2), C2R and FUB. The outcomes were compared to in situ measurements collected in 2007. MERIS data processed with C2R gave the best retrieval of Chl-a, while MERIS L2 performed *the best for TSM retrieval, but large deviations from in situ data were observed, pointing at inversion problems over these tropical waters for all standard processors. Nevertheless, MERIS can be of use for monitoring equatorial coastal waters like the Berau estuary and reef system.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 10 Apr 201115 Apr 2011
https://www.isprs.org/proceedings/2011/ISRSE-34/

Conference

Conference34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period10/04/1115/04/11
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Keywords

  • Chlorophyll-a
  • MERIS
  • Ocean colour
  • Remote sensing reflectance
  • TSM
  • Water quality
  • ITC-GOLD

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    Ambarwulan, W., Mannaerts, C. M., Van Der Woerd, H. J., & Salama, M. S. (2011). Monitoring tropical coastal waters of Berau estuary, East Kalimantan, Indonesia using MERIS data. Paper presented at 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment - The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring, Sydney, NSW, Australia.