Chlorophyll-a estimation in new jersey’s coastal waters using thematic mapper data

Sima Bagheri, Rose A. Dios

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Eutrophication, or enrichment, of the natural water in New Jersey’s coastal waters has an adverse impact on the economic welfare of the state. Since shipboard sampling is not cost-effective for providing data on coastal/estuarine water processes and materials, satellite remote sensing, with its synoptic and repetitive coverage, is used to obtain some of the data for eutrophication-related water quality analysis. For the purpose of this study, existing Landsat-5 Thematic Mapper digital data, acquired on 1 September 1985, along with the sea truth observations, were obtained for quantitative analysis, The goal was to establish a correlation between total plankton content and remote sensing signals indicating the relative degree of eutrophy and productivity in New Jersey’s coastal waters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-299
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Remote Sensing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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