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Transmission components of solar radiation in pine stands in relation to climatic and stand variablesAuthor(s): Robert A. Muller
Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-71. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 13 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionIn a new approach, transmission was studied by relating to stand biomass the ratio of incoming solar radiation beneath tree crowns to that within the atmosphere. Several assumptions were used to estimate analytically the various ways in which solar radiation penetrates through crowns of three pine species in northern California. Sunflecks accounted for much of the radiation reaching the forest floor.
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CitationMuller, Robert A. 1971. Transmission components of solar radiation in pine stands in relation to climatic and stand variables. Res. Paper PSW-RP-71. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 13 p
Keywordspine forests, California, solar energy regime, bioclimatology, pyranometry
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