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 Dr. Adem Ali



Our research focuses on developing satellite based algorithms that can accurately retrieve biogeochemical constituents in aquatic environments. Satellite based observations will increase our capacity to understand real time aquatic processes at a wide variety of scales that will contribute to climate research. Moreover, it will enhance our capability to understand the role of marine primary production and dissolved organic carbon in the global carbon budget and the couplings between physical and biological processes.

I have carried out a comprehensive research on methodologies that can retrieve optical characteristics of the various biogeochemical constituents in the optically complex Western Basin of Lake Erie. The developed satellite algorithms may be used by resource managers to monitor and quantify the physical and biological constituents of the Lake at real time. One critical local application is monitoring the seasonal Harmful algal blooms.