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Solar Radiation Measurements under a Spruce and a Birch Canopy During May and June

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Solar radiation was measured under the canopies of a coniferous and a hardwood stand and in an open field during May and June 1966. Ninety-two percent of the incoming solar beam was intercepted by the conifers and 83 percent by the hardwood trees when in foliage. Before the advent of leaves in the spring, the hardwoods intercepted 41 percent.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, School of Forestry, Univ. of Maine, Orono

Publication date: 1968-03-01

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
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