Penetration of Ultraviolet Radiation in Streams of Eastern Pennsylvania: Environmental Controls and the Role of Suspended ParticulatesAquatic Sciences (2009)
AbstractPenetration of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) in stream ecosystems is determined by the concentration and optical properties of suspended sediment and dissolved organic carbon (DOC). This study documents the base-flow optical environment of 37 first- and second-order tributaries distributed throughout the Lehigh River watershed, eastern Pennsylvania, over a four year period. We measured a large range of attenuation coefficients (Kd380: 0.68 – 151.1 m−1, Kd320: 0.95 – 316.2 m−1) and 1 % transmission depths (2 cm – 147 cm)...
- Ultraviolet Radiation,
- Environmental Controls,
- Suspended Particulates
Citation InformationBelmont, P., Morris, D.P., Pazzaglia, F.J., Peters, S.C. (2009) Penetration of ultraviolet radiation in streams of eastern Pennsylvania: environmental controls and the role of suspended particulates. Aquatic Sciences. March, 189-201. IF: 2.045, Cit: 4