LI-193 Spherical Underwater Quantum Sensor


Spherical Underwater Quantum Sensor

The LI-193 Spherical Quantum Sensor measures PAR in air or underwater from all directions at depths up to 350 meters. This sensor is useful for studies of phytoplankton, which uses radiation from all directions. The measurement is referred to as Photosynthetic Photon Flux Fluence Rate (PPFFR) or Quantum Scalar Irradiance.

Typical angular response of the LI-193

Why choose the LI-193?

Measures PAR from all directions
Ideal for oceanography, limnology, turbidity, and vertical profiling

How does it work?

The LI-193 uses a diffusive sphere to direct light through glass optical filters to the silicon photodiode. The filters create uniform sensitivity to light between 400 and 700 nm, which closely corresponds to light used by most terrestrial and aquatic plants and algae. The angular response of a typical LI-193 is slightly lower in the direction of the cable connection. When mounted, the low response is usually not significant due to the small proportion of upwelling radiation compared to the total.

Cables and Accessories

LI-193 cables are available in lengths from 3 meters to 100 meters.
We recommend the 2009S Lowering Frame to lower the sensor into water.

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