EEMs from Different Source Material

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Four excitation-emission matrices showing fluorescence from different sources of dissolved organic matter common to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (California, USA): A, peat soil (euic, thermic Typic Medisaprists); B, Rice (Oryza sativa); C, Cattail (Typha spp.); and D, Algae (Thalassiosira weissflogii). Note, the presence or absence of fluorescence peaks, intensity of fluorescence response, changes in the ratios of excitation-emission pairs, and shifts in peak maxima have all been shown to provide information about DOM character and origin.


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