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Light scattering and extinction in a highly turbid coastal inlet

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Title: Light scattering and extinction in a highly turbid coastal inlet.
Name(s): Thompson, M. John, creator
Gilliland, Lewis E., creator
Rosenfeld, Leslie K., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Extent: 9 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3174007 (digitool), FADT3174007 (IID), fau:5737 (fedora), 10.2307/1351730 (doi)
Note(s): Multifactor regression analysis was used to test for relationships between chemical, physical and optical properties of the water column in the organically rich, highly turbid waters of Florida's Fort Pierce Inlet. Optical measurements were made at three visible light wavelengths (445 nm, 542 nm and 630 nm). Scattering by suspended particulate material was found to be the primary optical mechanism controlling downwelling irradiance at all three wavelengths. Larger particles showed constant scattering efficiencies of 2 when their diameters exceeded 3 to 5 microns, depending upon the wavelength used for observation.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publication available at and may be cited as: Thompson, M. J., Gilliland, L. E., & Rosenfeld, L. K. (1979). Light scattering and extinction in a highly turbid coastal inlet. Estuaries, 2(3), 164-171. doi:10.2307/1351730
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #123.
Subject(s): Inlets
Light --Scattering
Suspended sediments
Regression analysis
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Host Institution: FAU