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Temporal variability of optical properties in a shallow, eutrophic estuary: Seasonal and interannual variability
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C.L. Gallegos، نويسنده , , T.E. Jordan، نويسنده , , A.H. Hines، نويسنده , , D.E. Weller، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
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We monitored inherent optical properties in a turbid, eutrophic estuary to determine the factors affecting the temporal variability in water clarity. Time series of absorption and scattering coefficients were measured at 1-h intervals for nearly 2 years. The seasonal pattern in weekly averaged absorption and scattering coefficients in each year was driven primarily by changes in the particulate matter of both biogenic and mineral origin. Temporal patterns in particulate absorption and scattering resulted from identifiable events that differed in relative magnitude between the 2 years: a spring bloom was followed by a transient “clear-water” phase, followed by increases in non-algal particulate matter to a late-summer maximum, and rapid declines of all parameters in late fall. Interannual variability in the spring bloom was governed by timing and magnitude of nutrient inputs from the watershed, while major patterns in summer variability of both organic and inorganic particulate matter appeared to follow the general cycle of biological activity in the system.
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Optical properties , Estuary , Absorption coefficient , scattering coefficient , suspended solids
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Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
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