Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 06 Issue 03

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Volume 06, No. 3
Pages 136 - 137

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THE FUTURE OF OCEANOGRAPHY • Fluorescence Efficiency of Surface Seawater as a Function of Excitation and Emission Wavelength

Sarah A. Green
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Fluorescence of natural waters has often been employed in attempts to quantify dissolved chromophores. However, it has not always been recognized that the intensity of fluorescence obtained from a given water sample depends on the fluorescence efficiency of the absorbing components as well as on the concentration of light-absorbing material present. Although fluorescence intensities have been compared for a variety of seawater samples (Willey and Atkinson, 1982: Hayase et al., 1988; Chert and Bada, 1989), there have been few measurements of the efficiency of emission in natural waters (Zepp and Schlotzhauer, 1981; Ferrari and Tassan, 1991). As one part of my Ph.D. work, I determined quantum efficiencies as a function of excitation wavelength for a series of surface-seawater samples.

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Green, S.A. 1993. Fluorescence efficiency of surface seawater as a function of excitation and emission wavelength. Oceanography 6(3):136–137, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1993.10.

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