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A Fibre Optic Remote Sensing Head For In Situ Chlorophyll-a Fluorescence Measurement In Phytoplankton
Author(s): J. W. Snow; B. E. Paton; A. Herman
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Paper Abstract

Two standard laboratory fluorometers, the Turner Model III and the Turner Designs Model 10, have been modified for in situ measurement of chlorophyll-a fluorescence in phytoplankton to depths of 100m through an optical remote sensing head, a fibre optic cable assembly, and an external tungsten halogen source. Sensitivities of 0.1 mg/m3 of chlorophyll-a have been achieved which is adequate for most oceanographic work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0661, Optical Testing and Metrology, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938614
Show Author Affiliations
J. W. Snow, Focal Marine Limited (Canada)
B. E. Paton, Focal Marine Limited (Canada)
A. Herman, Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0661:
Optical Testing and Metrology
Chander Prakash Grover, Editor(s)

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