Lesson 3: Eutrophic lakes
There is a world-wide need to monitor eutrophication and algal blooms. Earth observation give good coverage both in spatial and temporal scale for evaluation of in-water constituents in the water bodies. The lessons shows how to analyse the spatial variability in algal concentrations in Lake Peipsi, Estonia, using MERIS satellite data. This includes some basic handling of the image, atmospheric correction, application of a concentration-retrieval algorithm and finally validation of the results with in situ measurements.
Suitable for university students or continued professional development training (beginner level).