Cyanobacteria Index (MERIS)

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2019

This dataset shows the concentration of cyanobacteria cells/ml in fresh water bodies and estuaries of the Ohio and Florida derived from 300x300 meter MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) satellite imagery. This dataset was produced through partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). This cyanobacteria dataset was derived using the European Space Agency (ESA) Envisat satellite and MERIS instrument. MERIS is a 68.5 degree field-of-view nadir-pointing imaging spectrometer which measures the solar radiation reflected by the Earth in 15 spectral bands (visible and near-infrared). MERIS imagery was used to identify long-wavelength spectral bands (from red through near-infrared portion of the spectrum) to locate algal blooms within freshwaters and estuaries of the continental United States.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Urquhart, E., B. Schaeffer, R. Stumpf, K. Loftin, and J. Wedell. .A method for examining temporal changes in cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom spatial extent using satellite remote sensing. Harmful Algae. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 67: 144-152, (2017).

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Metadata Created Date September 22, 2017
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2019

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Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 22, 2017
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2019
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Unique Identifier
Blake Schaeffer
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 020:00
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Harvest Source Id cf9b0004-f9fd-420e-bade-a86839e82acf
Harvest Source Title EPA ScienceHub
Data Last Modified 2017-05-08
Program Code 020:096
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Related Documents
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