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ON THE CONCENTRATION AND SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN SEA WATER,
NAVY MINE DEFENSE LAB PANAMA CITY FLA
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Sea water samples were collected from St. Andrew Bay and from the Gulf of Mexico approximately one mile seaward of the harbor entrance to Panama City, Florida. Surface, mid-depth and near bottom samples were obtained. The samples were filtered through a molecular filter and the amount and size distribution of the particulate matter determined. Using secchi disc data, an attempt was made to correlate the attenuation of light with particulate content. A theoretical sound attenuation coefficient at 1 megacycle was computed based on average particle content for Gulf and Bay waters. Author
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