Roddewig, MR; Churnside, JH; Shaw, JA (2020). Lidar measurements of the diffuse attenuation coefficient in Yellowstone Lake. APPLIED OPTICS, 59(10), 3097-3101.

Airborne lidar study of lake ecosystems is still a relatively unexplored field. In this paper we present measurements of the diffuse attenuation coefficient of downwelling irradiance (K-d) obtained using a 532 nm airborne lidar in flights during 2004 and 2016 over Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. We compare the lidar measurements with MODIS K-d data, discuss the impact that local weather and river inflows/outflows may have had on the data, compare to previous models of the diffuse attenuation coefficient, and examine several published relationships converting K-d to Secchi disk depth. (C) 2020 Optical Society of America