Performance Verification Statement for the Chelsea AQUAtracka III fluorometer.
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Instrument performance verification is necessary so that effective existing technologies can be recognized and so that promising new technologies can become available to support coastal science, resource management, and ocean observing systems. The Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) has therefore completed an evaluation of in situ fluorometers designed for measuring chlorophyll. Chlorophyll measurements are widely used by resource managers and researchers to estimate phytoplankton abundance and distribution. Chlorophyll is also the most important light-capturing molecule for photosynthesis and is an important variable in models of primary production. While there are various techniques available for chlorophyll determinations, in situ fluorescence is widely accepted for its simplicity, sensitivity, versatility, and economical advantages. As described below in more detail, field tests that compare manufacturer’s chlorophyll values to those determined by extractive HPLC anal.....
PublisherAlliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT)
Series;NrACT TV; 02-06
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Ocean colour
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Standard Operating Procedure
CitationCarroll, M.; Chigounis, D.; Gilbert, S.; Gundersen, K.; Hayashi, K.; Janzen, C.; Johengen, T.; Koles, T.; Laurier, F.; McKissack, T.; Meadows, L.; Metcalfe, C.; Robertson, C.; Schar, D.; Seiter, J.; Smith, G.J.; Tamburri, M. and Wells, D. (2005) Performance Verification Statement for the Chelsea AQUAtracka III fluorometer. Solomons, MD, Alliance for Coastal Technologies, 37pp. (ACTTV02-06). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-367
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