Water Quality Monitoring System

A Satellite Based Water Quality Monitoring System for Lakes Vättern and Vänern

This project will develop an operation system for monitoring the water quality of Lakes Vättern and Vänern, Sweden’s two largest lakes. These are important water bodies for economic, ecological and aesthetic reasons, and for over 30 years Sweden has invested large sums of money to monitor their water quality by traditional means. This project will estimate the concentrations of chlorophyll, dissolved organic matter and suspended particulate matter, using the MODIS satellite sensor, and latter the MERIS and GLI sensors. These data will supplement the traditional monitoring efforts, and will allow temporal and spatial variations in water quality to be better understood.

Senast uppdaterad: 28 maj 2009