Assessment of Multiyear El Nino Southern Oscillation Impact on Taiwan$S Reservoir and Coastal Water Quality

Project Details


This proposed research aims to assess the impact of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), arising in2015, on water quality around Pacific and specifically near Taiwan. The altimetry and remotesensing satellites will be first used for monitoring large-scale variation in atmosphere and sea-level,and its connectivity with western Pacific. The next is to use optical remote sensing satellite toquantify chlorophyll-a and total suspended solids (TSS) concentration. In the mean time, labanalysis of in situ water samples will be conducted to evaluate water quality indicators. We will useground measurement to calibrate/validate (Cal/Val) spaceborne sensors and develop revised watercolor algorithms. The goal of this project is to quantify the level of eutrophication in water bodiesdue to integrated land misuse and decadal atmospheric variation. We will investigate thevulnerability of water resources in inland and coastal areas, and propose a potential amelioration.
Effective start/end date1/08/1631/07/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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