Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 17, 4343–4353, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4343-2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 4343–4353, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-4343-2020

Technical note 28 Aug 2020

Technical note | 28 Aug 2020

Technical note: Estimating light-use efficiency of benthic habitats using underwater O2 eddy covariance

Karl M. Attard and Ronnie N. Glud

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Jun 2020) by Jack Middelburg
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Jul 2020) by Jack Middelburg
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Light-use efficiency defines the ability of primary producers to convert sunlight energy to primary production. This report provides a framework to compute hourly and daily light-use efficiency using underwater eddy covariance, a recent technological development that produces habitat-scale rates of primary production for many different habitat types. The approach, tested on measured flux data, provides a useful means to compare habitat productivity across time and space.
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