Abstract

Authors

MIZOGUCHI Yasuko, YASUDA Yukio, OHTANI Yoshikazu, WATANABE Tsutomu, KOMINAMI Yuji, YAMANOI Katsumi

Year

2014

Title

A practical model to estimate photosynthetically active radiation using general meteorological elements in a temperate humid area and comparison among models

Journal

Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Volume

115

Page

583-589

DOI

10.1007/s00704-013-0912-2

Keywords


URL

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00704-013-0912-2

Abstract

Although accurately evaluating photosynthetically active radiation is important, much effort is required to measure this radiation using a quantum sensor. We develop a new model that makes estimates using only general meteorological data - solar radiation, atmospheric pressure, air temperature, and relative humidity. Root mean square deviations for eight datasets at five sites in Japan were smaller than 5.2 %, similar to error in other studies and to individual differences of quantum sensors. Most root mean square deviations of nine previous models and our eight datasets are larger than that of the new estimation model, which performed well. This suggests that the model is useful for estimating photosynthetically active radiation in a temperate, humid area of Japan.

Site

HTJ, API, KWG, FJY, YMS

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