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Photosynthetically Available Radiation

A Photosynthetically Available Radiation (PAR) sensor is used to measure the spectral range of light that is available in the water column for use by primary producers for photosynthesis (400-700 nanometers).

Data Products

This instrument records the following data products. To learn more about a data product, select its name.

Instrument Models

The OOI includes the following instrument models for this instrument type.

Series Make Model
PARADA Satlantic digital PAR
PARADJ WET Labs ECO PAR
PARADK Biospherical Instruments QSP-2200
PARADM Biospherical Instruments QSP-2155
PARADN Biospherical Instruments QSP-2150

Primary Science Discipline
Biological

Research Themes

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