Eutrophication and cyanobacteria in South Africa's standing water bodies: A view from space

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Matthews, Mark W.; Bernard, Stewart;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
  • Journal: issn: 1996-7489
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.17159/sajs.2015/20140193
  • Subject: turbidity | Q | MERIS satellite | water quality | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | Science (General) | Q1-390 | Social Sciences | Science | H | remote sensing

Satellite remote sensing can make a significant contribution to monitoring water quality in South African standing water bodies. Eutrophication, defined as enrichment by nutrients, and toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) blooms pose a significant threat to ... View more
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