Photosynthetic (and other) action spectra

FMims fmims at
Tue Nov 28 10:32:23 EST 1995

I have developed miniature data loggers that respond to the blue,
red and far-red wavelengths to which green plants respond. These
loggers will be used in an ongoing study in Texas, Hawaii and an
East Coast site. I would be most appreciative of receiving a
reference to or an actual tabulated listing of a representative
action spectrum and/or absorption spectrum for chlorophyll-a
and/or any other light-sensitive pigments in plants. Of course I
will acknowledge the original source of such data in any

For now I am using absorption spectra of sumac leaves.

Thank you for your assistance.

Forrest M. Mims III
Sun Photometer Atmospheric Network (SPAN)

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