Presentation Abstract

A complete set of MERIS CoastColour data products (2002 to 2012) were developed for the greater Salish Sea, including Puget Sound, Strait of Georgia, and the continental shelf/slope off Washington and Vancouver Island, BC. These data were processed by Integral Consulting Inc. for the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and is being made available to the regional research community for any number of applications. The dataset includes both nearshore and offshore processed satellite data products at 300 m resolution for over 10 years (3 day revisit). Data products highlight seasonal water quality trends in the Salish Sea and show how events, such as algal blooms, have wide reaching effects across multiple ecosystems. It also provides a decade’s worth of baseline conditions that can be compared with future remote sensing data and incorporated into modelling projects. Data products include (1) temporal composites (monthly, seasonally, and yearly) of processed ocean color data products (e.g., chlorophyll a concentration, turbidity, and colored dissolved organic matter concentration, remote sensing reflectance, etc.); (2) extracted time series of select ocean color data products; (3) time series derived from available in situ data sets that can be used to corroborate satellite-derive ecosystem indicators.

Session Title

Posters: Species & Food Webs

Keywords

Remote Sensing, Ocean Color, Long-term Monitoring, Satellite, Dataset

Conference Track

SSE18: Posters

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE18-111

Start Date

5-4-2018 11:30 AM

End Date

5-4-2018 1:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Poster

Contributing Repository

Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Satellite-derived ecosystem indicators: a retrospective analysis of high resolution ocean color and sea surface temperature products in the Salish Sea

A complete set of MERIS CoastColour data products (2002 to 2012) were developed for the greater Salish Sea, including Puget Sound, Strait of Georgia, and the continental shelf/slope off Washington and Vancouver Island, BC. These data were processed by Integral Consulting Inc. for the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and is being made available to the regional research community for any number of applications. The dataset includes both nearshore and offshore processed satellite data products at 300 m resolution for over 10 years (3 day revisit). Data products highlight seasonal water quality trends in the Salish Sea and show how events, such as algal blooms, have wide reaching effects across multiple ecosystems. It also provides a decade’s worth of baseline conditions that can be compared with future remote sensing data and incorporated into modelling projects. Data products include (1) temporal composites (monthly, seasonally, and yearly) of processed ocean color data products (e.g., chlorophyll a concentration, turbidity, and colored dissolved organic matter concentration, remote sensing reflectance, etc.); (2) extracted time series of select ocean color data products; (3) time series derived from available in situ data sets that can be used to corroborate satellite-derive ecosystem indicators.