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Science Serving Maryland's Coasts


Modeling spectral light available to submerged aquatic vegetation in relation to water quality and epiphytic growth

Principal Investigator: 

Charles L. Gallegos

Start/End Year: 

1991 to 1993


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


To quantify the relative contributions of suspended solids, phytoplankton, dissolved light-absorbing substances and epiphytic growth to the shading of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds.