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Main Title Effect of Spectral Composition on Photosynthesis in Turbid Reservoirs. Photosynthetic Production in a Turbid Reservoir II. Details of an Incubation Model and Comments on the Effect of Light Quality on Photosynthesis.
Author Osborn, J. A. ; Marzol, G. R. ;
CORP Author Kansas Water Resources Research Inst., Manhattan.
Year Published 1972
Report Number Contrib-106; DI-14-31-0001-3516; OWRR-A-047-KAN; 12393,; A-047-KAN(1)
Stock Number PB-211 368
Additional Subjects ( Primary biological productivity ; Mathematical models) ; ( Limnology ; Primary biological productivity) ; ( Turbidity ; Photosynthesis) ; Reservoirs ; Kansas ; Suspended sediments ; Nutrients ; Plankton ; Nitrogen ; Phosphorus ; Seasonal variations ; Aquatic microbiology ; Correlation techniques ; Eutrophication ; Tuttle Creek Reservoir
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-211 368 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 104p
A numerical model, based on some simplifying assumptions, was used to evaluate spatial and seasonal patterns in primary production in Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Kansas, from June 1970 through May 1971. The assumptions of the model best fit turbid, homothermal lakes, such as those in Kansas and the Great Plains Province. The model describes the photosynthesis-depth profile on the basis of light attenuation with depth and allows integral photosynthesis to be obtained by a simple analytical calculation. The use of the model had its greatest advantage in allowing pelagic algal photosynthesis to be monitored in shipboard incubators. Various chemical, physical, and biological features were measured simultaneously with primary production to describe the diversity of the reservoir, to evaluate horizontal production patterns, and to validate the assumptions of the model.