Analysis and Detection of Mucilage Bloom from Multispectral Satellite Images Multispektral Uydu Görüntülerinden Müsilaj Oluşumlarinin Analizi ve Tespiti

Kucuk S., Abaci B., Dede M., Yuksel S. E., Yilmaz M.

30th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, SIU 2022, Safranbolu, Turkey, 15 - 18 May 2022 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu55565.2022.9864988
  • City: Safranbolu
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: Fusion, mucilage, remote sensing, Sentinel-2A
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 IEEE.In this paper, we aim to detect and observe the mucilage formations in the Sea of Marmara by means of Sentinel-2A satellite data. For this purpose, we produce mucilage index maps by utilizing the relationship between the spectral bands of Sentinel-2A. Sentinel-2A has four 10m fine bands and six 20m coarse bands. To compute the mucilage index, the spectral bands must have the same spatial resolution. Although the Sentinel-2A does not have a panchromatic band, the spatial resolution of the 20m bands can be increased to 10m thanks to its four fine bands. Based on the results of this analysis, we utilize seven of the existing image fusion approaches to enhance the spatial resolution of 20m bands to 10m. We monitor changes in mucilage formations over time with the mucilage maps acquired by using fused images through the mucilage index.