Partitioning light attenuation in an acidic lake.

S. W. Effler, G. C. Schafran, C. T. Driscoll

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Although a number of researchers have reported that acidification of lakes is accompanied by an increase in transparency, there has been no systematic evaluation of the processes responsible for this transformation. In this study we partitioned the attenuation of light in acidic Dart's Lake, located in the Adirondack region of New York from May to September 1982. We observed that changes in light attenuation (Kd) and light absorption (1) were regulated largely by 'gelbstoff'. Substantial decreases in Kd and a occurred through the study period and were correlated with a depletion in the concentration of dissolved organic carbon (DOC).-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1711
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science


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