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HERNANDES, José Luiz; PEDRO JUNIOR, Mário José and BARDIN, Ludmila. Seasonal variation of solar radiation at an open site and on a semideciduous forest understory. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.2, pp. 167-172. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622004000200002.
Daily solar radiation measurements were taken below the canopy of a semideciduous forest and at an open site. The mean values obtained during the period of measurements (June, 2000 to January, 2001), were 1.1 and 19.3 MJ/m2/d, respectively. The transmission of solar radiation to the forest understory was influenced by the season of the year and varied from 3.3% in the summer to 8.2% in the winter. Regression equations were developed taking into account the differences among the seasons to estimate the solar radiation inside the forest as a function of the open site values.
Keywords : Solar radiation; forest; agro-meteorology; transmission; microclimate.