Latest Satellite Imagery
Date: 5 Mar 07
MODIS Chlorophyll a
Chlorophyll a concentration is a proxy to
the number of phytoplankton in the water.
1 Mar 2007
5 March 2007
RGB True Color
Tide In Waters Around Lumut,
11 Jan 2007, BruneiDirect.com
Red Tide strikes caged fish, 12 Jan,
Daily Express, Malaysia.
scientists in Sabah discover new species of red tide, 23 Jan 2007, Borneo Bulletin.
UMS sets up centre to study harmful algae, 23 Jan 2007, New Straits Times.
RM500,000 grant for red tide research, 24
Jan 2007, Daily Express, Malaysia.
- Spreading of the extreme high chlorophyll a
area. The comparison of 1 Mar and 5 Mar
clearly show the high chlorophyll a spot was approaching the coast. One of
the extreme high chlorophyll a patches is located at the south of the
offshore island. Some of these extreme high chlorophyll
a region was indicate as error which represented in black color.
- Strong absorption of nLw 551 area in the
extreme high chlorophyll a area, water decolorization
could be occurred.
- RGB true color image shows clear darkish area in the extreme high
chlorophyll a region. The darkish area can be clearly differentiate
from the blue deep ocean.
- The lower SST at northern tip of Borneo indicates
the upwelling is continuing supply the nutrient for phytoplankton bloom.
All the Above data can
be downloaded from
(*The file name in the
directory is arranged according to the Julian date, eg.
2005001 = 1 Jan 05, 2005032 = 1 Feb 05)
(Please check the map if
you are unfamiliar with the location name in northern Borneo)