Calculating Optical Water Quality Targets to Restore and Protect Submersed Aquatic Vegetation : Overcoming Problems in Partitioning the Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient for Photosynthetically Active Radiation

@inproceedings{Gallegos2001CalculatingOW,
  title={Calculating Optical Water Quality Targets to Restore and Protect Submersed Aquatic Vegetation : Overcoming Problems in Partitioning the Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient for Photosynthetically Active Radiation},
  author={Charles L. Gallegos},
  year={2001}
}
Submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) is an important component of shallow water estuarine systems that has declined drastically in recent decades. SAV has particularly high light requirements, and losses of SAV have, in many cases, been attributed to increased light attenuation in the water column, frequently due to coastal eutrophication. The desire to restore these valuable habitats to their historical levels has created the need for a simple but accurate management tool for translating light… CONTINUE READING