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Min-Sun Lee

Min-Sun Lee


Harmful algal blooms




I am particularly focused on monitoring harmful algal blooms in Baja California using satellite remote sensing. During my PhD, I developed algorithms of ocean color parameter using satellite data and in-situ measurements (suspended particulate matter, oil spills, and red tides) and established a quality-control process (speckle removal process, high-quality composite data) for satellite data. Using ocean color data, I detected physical oceanic phenomena (currents, tidal currents, dispersion of oceanic parameter) and studied bio-geophysical mechanisms in coastal areas related to red tide blooms, oil spill dispersion, suspended particulate matter, and air-sea interaction.


2017 PhD, Oceanography, Seoul National University, Korea

2011 MS, Oceanography, Seoul National University, Korea

2009 BA, Earth Science Education, Seoul National University, Korea


  • Min-Sun Lee, Kyung-Ae Park, Jeong-Eon Moon, Wonkook Kim, and Young-Je Park (2018) Spatial and Temporal Characteristics and Removal Methodology of Suspended Particulate Matter Speckles from Geostationary Ocean Color Imager Data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1080/01431161.2018.1552818.
  • Kyung-Ae Park, Min-Sun Lee, Ji-Eun Park, David Ullman, Peter C. Cornillon, and YoungJe Park (2018) Surface currents from hourly variations of suspended particulate matter from Geostationary Ocean Color Imager data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39(6), 1929−1949, doi:10.1080/01431161.2017.1416699.
  • Min-Sun Lee, Kyung-Ae Park, Hyung-Rae Lee, Jae-Jin Park, Chang-Keun Kang, and Moonjin Lee (2016) Detection and dispersion of thick and film-like oil spills in a coastal bay using satellite optical images, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 9(11), 5139–5150, doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2577597.  
  • Min-Sun Lee, Kyung-Ae Park, Jong-Yul Chung, Yu-Hwan Ahn, and Jeong-Eon Moon (2011) Estimation of coastal suspended sediment concentration using satellite data and oceanic in-situ measurements, Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(6), 677-692, doi: 10.7780/kjrs.2011.27.6.677