A new method for measuring spectral absorption coefficients of marine particles

  title={A new method for measuring spectral absorption coefficients of marine particles},
  author={Karima Allali and Annick Bricaud and Marcel Babin and Andr{\'e} Morel and Patrick Chang},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
A new method has been developed to measure the light absorption coefficients of marine particles. The procedure, adapted from one proposed earlier for microscopic observation of nanoplankton, consists of concentrating particles onto a Nuclepore filter, transferring the filtered material to a glass microscope slide using liquid nitrogen freezing, and finally measuring the particle absorption spectrum on the slide. Measurements on various phytoplanktonic species show that the transfer efficiency… 

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