Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 10 No. 2  1998 Dec p.  25-28
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Notes on oil palm productivity. II. An empirical model of canopy photosynthesis based on radiation and atmospheric vapour pressure deficit

Author(s): HENSON, I E*

Using data on daytime CO flux above the canopy determined by eddy correlation, a simple empirical model was devised based on relationships between CO flux and radiation, and CO flux and atmospheric vapour pressure deficit. The model satisfactorily predicted above-canopy flux from measurements of these variables using site-specific regression constants. The limitations and practical implications of the model are discussed.

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* Palm Oil Research Institute of Malaysia, P.O. Box 10620, 50720 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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