Simultaneous assessment of photosynthetically active and ultraviolet solar radiation

Parisi, A. V. and Wong, J. C. F. and Randall, C. (1998) Simultaneous assessment of photosynthetically active and ultraviolet solar radiation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 92 (2). pp. 97-103. ISSN 0168-1923

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A new dosimetric package for assessing solar radiation affecting photosynthesis in the visible and ultraviolet wavebands in plant canopies has been developed and tested. The package consists of several detectors sensitive to various wavebands between 290 and 700 nm. For photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), the dosimeter was calibrated for exposures in terms of photosynthetically active photons between 0.003 and 0.38 mol m-2. The package allows simultaneous assessment of the irradiances across the visible and ultraviolet wavebands. Over a plant canopy, the biologically effective ultraviolet radiation varied by approximately a factor of 2 compared to a variation by approximately a factor of 14 in the photosynthetic photon flux density.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to Publisher's requirements.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:35
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2013 23:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: PAR; UV; ultraviolet; solar radiation; photosynthetically active radiation; dosimeter
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090303 Biomedical Instrumentation
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029904 Synchrotrons; Accelerators; Instruments and Techniques
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/S0168-1923(98)00094-X

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