The spatial pattern of seagrass distribution and the correlation with salinity, sea surface temperature, and suspended materials in Banten Bay

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Seagrass is a flowering plant (Angiospermae) that lives submerged in the water. The sustainability of seagrass meadow depends on oceanographic conditions on its habitats including salinity, sea surface temperature, and total suspended solids (TSS). In the Banten Bay, there has been a change in oceanographic condition by natural process and human activities. The change of oceanographic condition will have an impact on the seagrass growth. Remote sensing method can be used to determine the spatial distribution of seagrass and the oceanographic condition that consist of salinity, sea surface temperature, and suspended materials. Therefore, this purposes of this study were 1) mapping the spatial distribution of seagrass and oceanographic condition using Sentinel-2A and Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS imagery and 2) to explain the correlation between seagrass distribution and the salinity, temperature, and suspended materials distribution. The results of this study areseagrasses in Banten Bay were lives are in the salinity condition between 27‰ - 32‰, at the sea surface temperatures between 29°C-31°C, and at total suspended solids value between 19mg/l -30 mg/l.The sea surface temperature is the oceanographic parameters that have the highest correlation with seagrass, followed by total suspended solids and salinity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012013
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume243
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2019
Event1st International Conference on Environmental Geography and Geography Education, ICEGE 2018 - Jember, East Java, Indonesia
Duration: 17 Nov 201818 Nov 2018

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The spatial pattern of seagrass distribution and the correlation with salinity, sea surface temperature, and suspended materials in Banten Bay'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this