Sampling, Logging& Profiling
Buoy& Floating Platforms, Profiling Systems, EcoMapper AUV
Photosynthetically Active Radiation sensors
Detect radiation in the 400-700 nm waveband with standard and scalar LI-COR® PAR sensors configured for YSI 6-Series sondes.
PAR irradiance includes in vivo absorption bandwidths of:
-chlorophyll a, b, and c,
-the pigments contained within the cytoplasm of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), and
-the chloroplasts of plants (including phytoplankton) that capture light energy for photosynthesis.
These sensors are available for use on the following sondes:
Wiping systems for sensors are available.
Absolute Calibration: ±5%
Sensitivity: Typically 3uA per 1,000 umol s-1 m-2 in water
Linearity: Maximum deviation of 1%
Stability: <±2% change over 1 year
Response Time: 10 us