Origins and scale dependence of temporal variability in the transparency of Lake Tahoe, California–Nevada

  title={Origins and scale dependence of temporal variability in the transparency of Lake Tahoe, California–Nevada},
  author={Alan D. Jassby and Charles Remington Goldman and John E. Reuter and Robert C. Richards},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
Secchi depth has been measured in Lake Tahoe an average of every 12 d since July 1967. Because of the unusual clarity of the lake, Secchi depth measurement is responsive to small changes in light‐attenuating particles, and the record exhibits strong variability at the seasonal, interannual, and decadal scales. Using recently developed methods of applied time‐series analysis, the mechanisms of change were delineated at each scale. The seasonal pattern is a bimodal one, with two minima at… 
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