Photosynthesis of leaf canopies

C.T. de Wit

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The development of a procedure to calculate the effect of certain environmental factors on the rate of photo-synthesis imposed mainly geometrical problems, which were solved in such a way that the actual calculation could be carried out by means of a computer. The calculation procedures have been used to study the. relative importance of the variables under various conditions. The results for a standard set of conditions, have been summarized in order to make it possible to estimate the daily photosynthesis at any time and place for a wide range of photosynthesis functions without a computer.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages57
Publication statusPublished - 1965

Publication series

NameAgricultural research reports


  • leaves
  • photosynthesis
  • canopy photosynthesis
  • light penetration
  • leaf area index

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    de Wit, C. T. (1965). Photosynthesis of leaf canopies. (Agricultural research reports; No. 663). Pudoc.