|dc.description.abstract||This report describes data and data collection procedures, data analysis and results of
analysis undertaken in order to test and refine algorithms for use in mapping chlorophyll
concentrations in Case 2 waters in Lake Winnipeg using MODIS and MERIS satellite
data. Sampling described in this report was done by personnel from the Canadian
Department of Fisheries and Oceans and from the Centre for Earth Observations Science
in the Department of Geography, University of Manitoba. Core funding was through a
Canadian Space Agency project grant.
Water quality data were collected on whole- lake missions in May/June, July/August and
September/October in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Simultaneous spectral remote sensing
reflectance (RRS) data were collected off the ship’s bow for use in reflectance-chlorophyll
algorithm development. Water samples were analysed for chlorophyll, total suspended
solids, tripton and dissolved organic carbon concentration. Paired data collected in 2002
and 2003 were used to test relationships between reflectance and chlorophyll, and to
develop regressions predicting chlorophyll in the water column. The regressions were
validated using an independent data set collected in 2004.
Remote sensing reflectance ratios explain about 60% of the variance in chlorophyll in
Lake Winnipeg, and predicts chlorophyll with a standard error of about 0. .6 ln(ug.L-1).
We used the ratio RRS531/RRS551 to map chlorophyll seasonally in Lake Winnipeg. The
resulting maps compare favourably with maps created by interpolation of data collected
on three whole- lake cruises.||en_US
|dc.description.sponsorship||Research funded under a Canadian Space Plan Proposal
to the Earth and Environment Applications Program, 2002/03 to 2004/05
CSP Application Area: 1.3.5 Marine Environment: Inshore and Coastal||en_US
|dc.title||Chlorophyll Mapping using MODIS/MERIS imagery over Case 2 Waters, Lake Winnipeg||en_US