Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER CHARACTERISTICS > TURBIDITY

Definition:
Measurement of the degree of scattering of light in water, related to the amount of suspended material in the water.

Reference:
The Open University. 1989. Seawater: its Compostion, Properties and Behaviour. Pergamon Press. p. 66.