Observations of the distribution of chlorophyll a along transects in central Long Island Sound have shown that the variance spectrum for chlorophyll can change significantly with time. The relative importance of growth and spectral transfer in producing observed changes in the chlorophyll spectrum is discussed in light of the dynamic equation for the spectrum of a passive contaminant (Hinze, 1975).
Wilson, Robert E., Akira Okubo, and Wayne E. Esaias. 1979. "A note on time-dependent spectra for chlorophyll variance." Journal of Marine Research 37, (3). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/1480