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Fluorescence responses of Mediterranean sea grass Posidonia oceanica: Summer 1997 ATOM-LIFT campaign
Author(s): Giovanna Cecchi; Moon S. Kim; Marco Bazzani; E. Maserti; James E. McMurtrey; Emmett W. Chappelle; Daniele Tirelli
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Paper Abstract

Aquatic vegetation studies were carried out from Tuesday July 15th, 1997 to Tuesday July 22, 1997 in a sea-side aquarium- laboratory in the city of Livorno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The investigations involved an important sea grass species Posidonia oceanica that is the main higher aquatic vegetation found in the Mediterranean Sea. Fluorescence measurements were acquired on the aquatic plants treated with different levels of Mercury and Cadmium heavy metal contamination. The measurements included steady state fluorescence and fluorescence induction kinetics, pigment extraction, and photosynthetic gas exchange rates. Fluorescence instrumentation used for the studies included the high spectral resolution fluorescence lidar System (FLIDAR$CPY), the NASA/USDA Fluorescence Imaging System (FIS), and Perkin Elmer Spectrofluorometer. Fluorescence responses showed a significant variations within the leaf as a function location from the base. Heavy metal treatments resulted in distinguishable differences in fluorescence responses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3382, Advances in Laser Remote Sensing for Terrestrial and Hydrographic Applications, (3 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.312618
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Giovanna Cecchi, CNR Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche Nello Carrara (Italy)
Moon S. Kim, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marco Bazzani, CNR Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche Nello Carrara (Italy)
E. Maserti, CNR Biophysics Institute (Italy)
James E. McMurtrey, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)
Emmett W. Chappelle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Daniele Tirelli, CNR Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elettromagnetiche Nello Carrara (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3382:
Advances in Laser Remote Sensing for Terrestrial and Hydrographic Applications
Ram Mohan Narayanan; James E. Kalshoven, Editor(s)

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