Parameter: TEP

Master parameters information
Short Name:
 TEP
Short Description:
 Transparent Exopolymer Particles
Official Name:
 Transparent Exopolymer Particles
No Data Value:
 nd
Description:
 

Transparent Exopolymer Particles (TEP): A class of particulate acidic polysaccharides, which are large, transparent organic particles, and commonly found in seawater, surface water, and wastewater.

Operationally TEP are defined as transparent particles that are formed from acid polysaccharides and are stainable with alcian blue (Alldredge, Passow & Logan, 1993)

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
TEP
Supplied Units: 
microgram TEP equivalent
Conversion Necessary: 
no
Conversion Utility: 
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 
calibrated transparent exopolymer particle (TEP)