Effect of particle size distribution and chlorophyll content on beam attenuation spectra.

@article{Kitchen1982EffectOP,
  title={Effect of particle size distribution and chlorophyll content on beam attenuation spectra.},
  author={J C Kitchen and J R Zaneveld and Hoyoung Pak},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1982},
  volume={21 21},
  pages={3913-8}
}
The relationships between beam attenuation spectra, chlorophyll and pheophytin pigment concentrations, and particle size distributions are examined for a coastal region (Monterey Bay area) believed to have negligible concentrations of terrestrially derived dissolved organic compounds (during May 1977) but large quantities of phytoplankton and resuspended sediments. It was found that the slope of the beam attenuation spectra increases when the hyperbolic slope of the size distribution increases… CONTINUE READING