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Table 4

Fluorescent signature of main fluorophores in natural waters, as described by Coble (1996) and Parlanti et al. (2000). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.278.t4

Excitation maximum (nm)Emission maximum (nm)Designation for peakComponent type

By Coble
(1996)
By Parlanti
et al. (2000)

 
330–350 420–480 α Humic, allochthonous 
250–260 380–480 α’ Humic, allochthonous 
310–320 380–420 β Marine humic, autochthonous 
270–280 300–320 γ Tyrosine- or protein-like 
270–280 320–350 δ Trytophan-, protein-, or phenol-like 
Excitation maximum (nm)Emission maximum (nm)Designation for peakComponent type

By Coble
(1996)
By Parlanti
et al. (2000)

 
330–350 420–480 α Humic, allochthonous 
250–260 380–480 α’ Humic, allochthonous 
310–320 380–420 β Marine humic, autochthonous 
270–280 300–320 γ Tyrosine- or protein-like 
270–280 320–350 δ Trytophan-, protein-, or phenol-like 
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