With funding from the NERRS Science Collaborative, scientists from 12 biogeographically diverse Reserves compared fluorescence measurements taken by the YSI EXO TAL sensor to extracted chlorophyll concentrations processed in the lab. They explored possible sources of error in fluorescence measurements, including temperature, turbidity, and fluorescent dissolved organic matte (FDOM). They also looked at how best to predict extracted chlorophyll a from the suite of YSI EXO sensors. Ultimately, they synthesized their work into recommendations on whether and how to include high-frequency, in situ chlorophyll a monitoring in SWMP.
Modeling workflow, code, and outputs for are available at this GitHub repository.