Water clarity modeling in Lake Tahoe: Linking suspended matter characteristics to Secchi depth

  title={Water clarity modeling in Lake Tahoe: Linking suspended matter characteristics to Secchi depth},
  author={Theodore J. Swift and Joaquim P{\'e}rez-Losada and S. Geoffrey Schladow and John E. Reuter and Alan D. Jassby and Charles Remington Goldman},
  journal={Aquatic Sciences},
Abstract.An additive semi-analytic model of water clarity for the forward problem of calculating apparent optical properties (AOPs) of diffuse attenuation and Secchi depth from the inherent optical properties (IOPs) due to suspended matter in oligotrophic waters is presented. The model is general in form, taking into account algal concentration, suspended inorganic sediment concentration, particle size distribution, and dissolved organic matter to predict Secchi depth and diffuse attenuation… 
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