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In Situ Fluorescence Measurements in Coastal Waters

Robert Chen
1999
13 pp.
MITSG 01-09J
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Blue fluorescence of seawater resulting from ultraviolet excitation has been used to study various aspects of the marine carbon cycle such as the flux of carbon from land to sea and the fate of anthropogenic contaminants in seawater. While most fluorescence measurements involve discrete sampling, this paper presents some instrumental developments that allow real-time in-situ measurements with high temporal and spatial resolution in coastal waters. Fluorescence is used to study benthic fluxes of organic compounds, to estimate fluxes of dissolved organic matter (DOM) off continental margins, and to identify sources and sinks of DOM in coastal waters.

type: Technical reports

Parent Project

Project No.: 1995-RC-39
Title: Real Time Measurement of Boston Harbor Organics with Time-Resolved Spectrofluorometry

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