Accession Number : AD0666005
Title : SHALLOW WATER TURBIDITY STUDIES.
Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Ball,T. F. ; LaFond,E. C.
Report Date : 26 JUL 1962
Pagination or Media Count : 28
Abstract : Hydrophotometers were used to measure the light transparency of water near the USNEL Oceanographic Research Tower in an attempt to correlate turbidity with time, temperature, and biological aspects. It was found that maximum turbidity frequently occurs at or near the level of maximum temperature gradient. Turbidity was shown to be caused principally by concentration of plankton. It is recommended that additional studies be conducted in other areas for comparison with data from Mission Beach. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SEA WATER, LIGHT TRANSMISSION), (*HYDROPHOTOMETERS, MEASUREMENT), SHALLOW WATER, TEMPERATURE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, VISIBILITY, PLANKTON, TIDES, MARINE BIOLOGY, DEPTH FINDING, ECHO RANGING, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, SCATTERING, DISTRIBUTION, COASTAL REGIONS, CALIFORNIA
Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE