Modeling spectral light available to submerged aquatic vegetation in relation to water quality and epiphytic growth

Principal Investigator:

Charles L. Gallegos

Start/End Year:

1991 - 1993


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


To quantify the relative contributions of suspended solids, phytoplankton, dissolved light-absorbing substances and epiphytic growth to the shading of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds.

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