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Technical discussion I - Underwater light measurement and light absorption by algae

  • Lars Olof Björn
  • A Cunningham
  • Z Dubinsky
  • M Estrada
  • F L Figueroa
  • F García-Pichel
  • P-D Häder
  • D Hanelt
  • G Levavasseur
  • K Lüning
Publishing year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 293-297
Publication/Series: Scientia Marina
Volume: 60
Issue: Suppl.1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Institut de Ciències del Mar de Barcelona

Abstract english

In this paper concepts and nomenclature of light measurements are discussed. The particular problems of underwater light measurements and the calibration of the equipment were presented. The pros and cons with spectroradiometers and broad band sensors were discussed. The use of specific ultraviolet-B sources for algal photobiology is recommended.


  • Biological Sciences


  • ISSN: 0214-8358
Lars Olof Björn
E-mail: lars_olof [dot] bjorn [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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Molecular Cell Biology

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