Meteorological characteristic and satellite monitoring for red tide in the Korean coasts

  • Yoon, Hong-Joo (Department of Satellite Information Sciences, Pukyong National University) ;
  • Kim, Seung-Cheul (Department of Satellite Information Sciences, Pukyong National University)
  • Published : 2003.11.03

Abstract

It was studied the relationship between the red tide occurrence and the meteorological factors, and the satellite monitoring for red tide. From 1990 through 2001, the red tide continuously appeared and the number of red tide occurrence increased every year. A common condition for the red tide occurrence was heavy precipitation 2${\sim}$4 days earlier, and the favorable conditions for the red tide formation were high air temperature, proper sunshine and light winds for the day in red tide occurrence. From satellite images, it was possible to monitor the spatial distributions and concentrations of red tide.