BIO OPTICAL MODELLING OF LAGUNA LAKE USING BOMBER TOOL AND WASI-DERIVED INVERTED PARAMETERS
Laguna Lake is significant to its surrounding cities and municipalities as it serves multiple purposes: flood basin, aquaculture, water source for irrigation and domestic use, among others. Monitoring the lake’s water quality is an integral part ensuring that the lake would continue to serve its purposes. Bio-optical modelling is a type of empirical model that relates the inherent optical properties of water to different biological properties like chlorophyll-a. The BOMBER (Bio-Optical Model Based tool for Estimating water quality and bottom properties from Remote sensing images) tool makes use of the different IOPs apparent optical properties (AOPs) of satellite images to be able to produce water quality maps. To localize the parameters used by the BOMBER tool, the use of WASI (The Water Color Simulator) tool was introduced. Inverting in situ spectral measurements of the lake, WASI tool was able to produce parameters localized for the lake. This research used 2018 Landsat 8 Images to produce images and used a water profiler to validate results. Results show the bio-optical model provided a R-squared value of 0.6912 and an RMSE of 2.43 μg/l which shows good correlation between the in-situ and the bio-optical model results.