Characterization of dissolved organic matter in the Black Sea by fluorescence spectroscopy

@article{Coble1990CharacterizationOD,
  title={Characterization of dissolved organic matter in the Black Sea by fluorescence spectroscopy},
  author={Paula G. Coble and Sarah A. Green and Neil V Blough and Robert B. Gagosian},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1990},
  volume={348},
  pages={432-435}
}
THE natural fluorescence properties of sea water provide a means of elucidating the complex chemical composition and diverse sources of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in sea water1–6. The positions of excitation and emission maxima for a wide range of natural water samples show remarkable similarity7. High-sensitivity fluorescence spectroscopic studies8 have shown recently that emission maxima for marine and coastal waters differ by 20 nm when the excitation wavelength is 313 nm. Here we… CONTINUE READING