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Two possible explanations for the brightening were advanced in 1999: A large bloom of cyanobacteria such as microcystis or an inorganic precipitation of calcium carbonate triggered by warming surface waters. I never heard whether one or the other choice was validated by researchers on Lake Michigan. A variety of atmospheric aerosols and clouds over the lake also effect the perceived brightness of the water from image to image.

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    Oceanography,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space sciences,NSDL_SetSpec_456144,Physical sciences,Graduate/Professional,Space Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002142510315T,Science,Lake Michigan,Astronomy,Bloom,Higher Education,Hydrology,Undergraduate (Upper Division),SeaStar-SeaWiFS,Chemistry,Physics,Chemical oceanography,Technology,Geoscience,Earth science

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