Sea surface temperature dynamics in Indonesia

D. W. Kusuma*, A. Murdimanto, L. Y. Aden, B. Sukresno, D. Jatisworo, R. Hanintyo

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Indonesia as a country that has large marine area reserves the large potential of marine resources. One of parameters to identify marine resources is sea surface temperature (SST). Dynamics of SST in Indonesia is influenced by global phenomena, such as ENSO and IOD. This paper aims to understand the spatio-temporal distribution and statistical attribute of SST in Indonesia between 2007 - 2016, respond of SST in Indonesia against ENSO and IOD, and comparison between two infrared sensors for SST measurement. Level 3 Aqua/Terra MODIS monthly dataset are used to obtain spatio-temporal distribution and statistical attribute of SST. Dipole Mode Index and TAO buoy are used to assess the respond of SST in Indonesia against ENSO and IOD. AHI Himawari-8/9 monthly-composite dataset is used to compare SST measured from Aqua/Terra MODIS. From 2007 to 2016, in Indonesia SST is ranging between 27.91 to 30.46 °C. The coldest SST occurred in August (2007, 2012, 2015) while the warmest SST occurred in April (2010 and 2016). Strong correlation has been identified between the SST and IOD (especially in western part of Indonesia) and between the SST and ENSO (especially in WPPNRI 573 and 718). There is no significant difference of SST measurement result between Aqua/Terra MODIS and Himawari-8/9.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012038
JournalIOP conference series: Earth and environmental science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Geoinformation Science Symposium 2017, GSS 2017 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 27 Sept 201728 Sept 2017
Conference number: 5


  • Aqua/Terra MODIS
  • Himawari 8/9
  • Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
  • SST dynamic
  • ITC-CV


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