Studying Water Quality

through Hydrologic Optics
at the Phytoplankton Laboratory

View a video demonstration of the four factors influencing water clarity.>>
(This video was in part the result of a 2005 intern project. It runs 2.5 minutes)


Water quality research basics
Water quality
Hydrologic optics
Components of water quality
SERC water research projects
CISNet program
Submerged aquatic vegetation
Water quality sampling
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and Kate Eldred May 1999
Updated December 1999
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