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Modeling photosynthetically active radiation in water of Tampa Bay, Florida, with emphasis on the geometry of incident irradiance

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

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DOI: 10.1006/ecss.1995.0025

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Abstract

A model is developed that uses a simplified geometric description of incident direct solar beam and diffuse skylight. The model incorporates effects of solar elevation angle and cloudiness on the amount of in-air photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) that passes through the air-water interface and on K0 in waters of relatively low turbidity. The value of K0 was estimated to vary as much as 41% on a clear summer day due to changes in solar elevation angle. The model was used to make estimates of the depth to which sea-grasses might receive adequate light for survival for a range of values of K0. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Modeling photosynthetically active radiation in water of Tampa Bay, Florida, with emphasis on the geometry of incident irradiance
Series title:
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
DOI:
10.1006/ecss.1995.0025
Volume
40
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science
First page:
359
Last page:
377
Number of Pages:
19