Lesson 6. Shallow turbid lakes
In shallow lakes waves can easily mix this bottom material up into the water column. High turbidity can make these lakes less attractive for recreation, and for fish and birds that need to see their prey. The turbidity reduces underwater light intensity and therefore the amount of submerged vegetation. This lesson shows how to use satellite data to monitor the effect of waves and other disturbances (such as dredging).
Suitable for university students or continued professional development training (beginner level).