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Title: Transmission components of solar radiation in pine stands in relation to climatic and stand variables

Author: Muller, Robert A.

Date: 1971

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-71. Berkeley, CA: Pacific Southwest Forest & Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department on Agriculture; 13 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-071

Description: In 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.

Key Words: pine forests; California; solar energy regime; bioclimatology; pyranometry.

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Muller, 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 on Agriculture; 13 p.

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