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Main Title Effects of suspended sediments on penetration of solar radiation into natural waters : final report /
Author Smith, R. C. ; Smith, Raymond C. ; Baker, Karen S. ; Fahy, J. Benjamin
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Author Title of a Work
Baker, K. S.
Fahy, J. B.
CORP Author California Univ., Santa Barbara. ;Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.;Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 600-3-83-060; EPA-80637
Stock Number PB83-238188
OCLC Number 43015990
Subjects Estuarine sediments--United States. ; Water--Pollution--United States--Experiments. ; Photochemistry--Research--United States. ; Solar radiation--United States. ; Water--Pollution--Experiments.
Additional Subjects Photochemical reactions ; Suspended sediments ; Solar radiation ; Oceans ; Streams ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Optical properties ; Depth ; Penetration ; Mathematical models ; Monte Carlo method ; Irradiance ; Dissolved solids
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-600-3-83-060 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/19/2014
NTIS  PB83-238188 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 53 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Abstract Aquatic photochemical and photobiological processes depend on both the amount and the spectral composition of solar radiation penetrating to depths in natural waters. In turn, the depth of penetration, as a function of wavelength, depends on the dissolved and suspended material in these waters. The rates of photochemical transformation as well as the impact on photobiological processes, depends on the optical properties of these water bodies as determined by their dissolved and suspended material. In particular, because photo-chemical processes are frequently governed by radiation in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum, the optical properties of natural waters in this spectral region are especially important. In this study, several theoretical models were developed and some unique experimental data were developed for the purpose of characterizing the optical properties of various natural waters. Particular emphasis was placed on optical properties in the ultraviolet region of the spectrum. The theoretical models, with imput of these data, can then be used to calculate the rates of photochemical and photobiological processes in various aquatic environments.
Notes July 1983. EPA-600/S3-82-060.
Place Published Athens, GA
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA.
Corporate Au Added Ent Environmental Research Laboratory.
NTIS Title Notes Final rept. Feb 79-Dec 82.
PUB Date Free Form Jul 83
Category Codes 8J; 8H; 7E; 47C; 48G; 99E
NTIS Prices PC A04/MF A01
Primary Description 600/01
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Control Number 328725189
OCLC Time Stamp 20140808105007
Language eng
Origin OCLC
OCLC Rec Leader 01536cam 2200385M 45020