Solar radiation Research

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Student Solar Project 
Could bright sunlight provide much-needed power and energy? Some UT students are working to harness solar radiation as a way to heat and cool our homes and fuel our lifestyles.


Recent Publications

Daily Light Integral: A research review and high-resolution maps of the United States.  J. E. Faust, and J. Logan.  2018.  HortScience, 53: 1250-1257. [Abstract]

Assessing the influence of row spacing on soybean yield using experimental and producer survey data J.F. Andrade, M. A. McClure, J. Edreira, S. Mourtzinis, S. Conley, I. Ciampitti, J. Dunphy, J. Gaska, D. Holshouser, L. Lindsay, and C. Lee.  2018.  Field Crops Research. [Abstract]

Effect of weathering on biodegradability of biodegradable mulch film Anunciado, M., L. C. Wadsworth, D. B. Cowan-Banker, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  BioEnvironmental Polymer Society 24th Annual Meeting, Albany, CA, 20-22 September 2017 (poster). [Abstract]

New daily light integral maps for the United States.  Logan, J., and J. E. Faust.  2017.  Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science, Sep 19-22, Waikoloa, HI. [Abstract]

Modeling energy balance and airflow characteristics in a naturally ventilated high tunnel Zheng, M., B. G. Leib, D. M. Butler, W. C. Wright, P. D. Ayers, and D. G. Hayes.  2017.  Transactions of the ASABE, 60(5): 1683-1697 (doi: 10.13031/trans.12080). [Abstract]

Mapping Daily Light Integrals for Greenhouse Production.  Logan, J., C. E. Sams, and J. Faust.  2016.  22nd Conference on Applied Climatology, New Orleans, LA, Jan 10-14, 2016. [Abstract]

Cambial activity of Pinus elliottii var. densa reveals influence of solar radiation on seasonal growth dynamics in the Florida Keys Harley, G., H.D. Grissino-Mayer, J. A. Franklin, C. Anderson, and N. Köse.  2012.  Trees - Structure and Function 26:1449-1459. [Abstract]

Effect of Solar Radiation on Disease Severity of Soybean Rust.  Young-Kelly, H., et al.  2012.  Phytopathology, 102:8, 794-803.

Effects of cloudiness change on net ecosystem exchange, light use efficiency, and water use efficiency in typical ecosystems of China Mi Zhang,, Gui-Rui Yu, J. Zhuang, Randall W. Gentry, Yu-Ling Fu, Xiao-Min Sun, Lei-Ming Zhang, and Xue-Fa Wen.  2011.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 151(7), 803-816. [Abstract]

Effect of solar radiation on disease severity of soybean rust.  Young-Kelly, H., et al.  2010.  Phytopathology, 100 (supplement):S143.

Long-Term Solar Radiation Data: Can It Help With Greenhouse Light Management?.  Logan, J., and J. Faust-Brown.  1999.  South. Reg., ASHS, 30 Jan - 1 Feb, 1999. Memphis, TN. HortSci 34(5):835.