Accession Number:

ADA426835

Title:

Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediments and Seagrass Beds and Its Impact on Benthic Optical Properties of Shallow Water Marine Environments - Data Analysis and Synthesis, and Student Support

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1996-31 Dec 2003

Corporate Author:

OLD DOMINION UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-09-08

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The optical properties of shallow water coastal environments are a complex function of physical and biogeochemical processes occurring both in sediments and in the water column. Developing models of the optical properties of these environments requires further knowledge of the processes affecting light alteration and modification by biogeochemical reactions in the surficial sediments and at the sediment-water interface. The goal of our work has been to examine one aspect of this problem, namely the impact of dissolved organic matter DOM in sediment pore waters on benthic optical properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE