|Title||Development of a photosynthesis model with an emphasis on ecological applications. V. Test of the applicability of a steady-state model to description of net photosynthesis of Prunus armeniaca under field conditions|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1980|
|Authors||Tenhunen JD, Meyer A., Lange O.L, Gates DM|
A physiologically based steady-state model of whole leaf photosynthesis (WHOLEPLOT) is used to describe net photosynthesis daily time courses in Prunus armeniaca. Net photosynthesis rates are calculated in response to incident light intensity, leaf temperature, air carbon dioxide concentration, and leaf diffusion resistance measured at five minute intervals. The steady-state calculations closely approximate the observed net photosynthesis rates for a broad range of weather conditions and leaf stomatal behavior.