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Performance of MERIS products in Lake Victoria

Kai Sørensen(1), Are Folkestad(1), Carsten Brockmann(2), Willy Okullo(3) and Leon Schouten(4)

(1) Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Gaustadalleen 21, 0349 Oslo, Norway
(2) Brockmann Consult, Max-Planck-Str. 2, 21502 Geestacht, Germany
(3) Makerere University, Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
(4) INFRAM, BV, Postbus 16, 8316 ZG Marknesse, Netherlands

Abstract

Lake Victoria is one of the largest lakes in the world and use of remote sensed data would improve the knowlegde of the lake which suffers form severe eutrophication problems.

Some preliminary studies of the performance of the MERIS products using improved processors are compared to available in situ data.

Data from the ESA validation project VAMP in collaboration with Makerere Univeristy, from local monitoring authorities (LVFO) has been investigated as a part of the MERIS Lakes project.

 

Workshop presentation

Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry