This dataset contains the sargassum coverage in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico detected using both Landsat remote sensing images and airborne AVIRIS data. The mean Sargassum coverage during the four quarters of 2010 for the study region are also provided. Dataset results are provided in Excel format and correspond to the the publication: Hu, C.; Hardy, R.; Ruder, E.; Geggel, A.; Feng, L.; Powers, S.; Hernandez, F.; Graettinger, G.; Bodnar, J.; McDonald, T. (2016). Sargassum coverage in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 2010 from Landsat and airborne observations: Implications for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impact assessment. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 107:15-21 (doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.04.045).
To infer how much Sargassum might have been in contact with oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Remote sensing, Landsat, AVIRIS, Sargassum coverage, Deepwater Horizon
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Scholar Commons Citation
Hu, Chuanmin and Feng, Lian, "Landsat based Sargassum coverage in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, 2010" (2017). C-IMAGE data. 55.