Advantages of diffuse radiation for terrestrial ecosystem productivity

  title={Advantages of diffuse radiation for terrestrial ecosystem productivity},
  author={Lianhong Gu and D. Baldocchi and Shashi B. Verma and Thomas Andrew Black and Timo Vesala and Eva M. Falge and Pete R. Dowty},
[1] Clouds and aerosols alter the proportion of diffuse radiation in global solar radiation reaching the Earth’s surface. It is known that diffuse and direct beam radiation differ in the way they transfer through plant canopies and affect the summation of nonlinear processes like photosynthesis differently than what would occur at the leaf scale. We compared the relative efficiencies of canopy photosynthesis to diffuse and direct photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) for a Scots pine forest… CONTINUE READING
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