Title

Benthic Nepheloid Layers in Central and Western Lake Superior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1994

Abstract

Data were collected monthly on the occurrence and intensity of the Benthic Nepheloid Layer (BNL) during the ice free period of 1992 at several sites in Lake Superior. Light transmission profiles at an offshore, deep station did not vary with depth. Profiles at shallower stations closer to shore exhibited decreases in transmission typical of BNLs. The BNL is not ubiquitous in Lake Superior and appears to be a nearshore and shallow water phenomenon. The term “Benthic Nepheloid Layer” should be used with caution. © 1994, International Association for Great Lakes Research. All rights reserved.

Publication Title

Journal of Great Lakes Research

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