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In Situ Fluorescence Measurements in Coastal Waters

Robert F Chen
1997
39 pp.
MITSG 98-11
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The optical properties of chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) affect remote sensing efforts to determine biomass in coastal waters, attenuate light levels for photosynthesis, and ameliorate harmful UV effects on aquatic organisms. 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 DOM off continental margins, to identify sources and sinks of DOM in coastal waters, and to detect polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in urban harbors.

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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