# Phytoplankton Production Tools

### Description

Fits PE and RLC data to one of a four published PE models. Simulates incident irradiance as a function of time and space. Calculates phytoplankton production by transposing modeled PE or RLC data to a water column with a user-defined theoretical in-situ irradiance field.

### Author(s)

Greg M. Silsbe Sairah Y. Malkin

Maintainer: Greg Silsbe <gsilsbe@gmail.com>

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