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Title: A semi-analytical optical remote sensing model to estimate suspended sediment and dissolved organic carbon in tropical coastal waters influenced by peatland-draining river discharges off Sarawak, Borneo
Authors: Cherukuru, Nagur
Martin, Patrick
Sanwlani, Nivedita
Mujahid, Aazani
Müller, Moritz
Keywords: Science::Geology
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Cherukuru, N., Martin, P., Sanwlani, N., Mujahid, A. & Müller, M. (2021). A semi-analytical optical remote sensing model to estimate suspended sediment and dissolved organic carbon in tropical coastal waters influenced by peatland-draining river discharges off Sarawak, Borneo. Remote Sensing, 13(1), 99-. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs13010099
Project: RG 175/16
Journal: Remote Sensing
Abstract: Coastal water quality degradation is a global challenge. Marine pollution due to suspended sediments and dissolved matter impacts water colour, biogeochemistry, benthic habitats and eventually human populations that depend on marine resources. In Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo), peatland-draining river discharges containing suspended sediments and dissolved organic carbon influence coastal water quality at multiple locations along the coast. Optical remote sensing is an effective tool to monitor coastal waters over large areas and across remote geographic locations. However, the lack of regional optical measurements and inversion models limits the use of remote sensing observations for water quality monitoring in Sarawak. To overcome this limitation, we have (1) compiled a regional spectral optical library for Sarawak coastal waters, (2) developed a new semi-analytical remote sensing model to estimate suspended sediment and dissolved organic carbon in coastal waters, and (3) demonstrated the application of our remote sensing inversion model on satellite data over Sarawak. Bio-optical data analysis revealed that there is a clear spatial variability in the inherent optical properties of particulate and dissolved matter in Sarawak. Our optical inversion model coupled with the Sarawak spectral optical library performed well in retrieving suspended sediment (bias = 3% and MAE = 5%) and dissolved organic carbon (bias = 3% and MAE = 8%) concentrations. Demonstration products using MODIS Aqua data clearly showed the influence of large rivers such as the Rajang and Lupar in discharging suspended sediments and dissolved organic carbon into coastal waters. The bio-optical parameterisation, optical model, and remote sensing inversion approach detailed here can now help improve monitoring and management of coastal water quality in Sarawak.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/151896
ISSN: 2072-4292
DOI: 10.3390/rs13010099
Rights: © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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