daylength: Daylength

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) References Examples

View source: R/daylength.R

Description

Compute daylength (photoperiod) for a latitude and date.

Usage

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daylength(lat, doy)

Arguments

lat

latitude, in degrees. I.e. between -90.0 and 90.0

doy

Interger, day of the year (1..365) for leap years; or an object of class Date; or a character that can be coerced into a date, using 'yyyy-mm-dd' format, e.g. '1982-11-23'

Value

Daylength in hours

Author(s)

Robert J. Hijmans

References

Forsythe, William C., Edward J. Rykiel Jr., Randal S. Stahl, Hsin-i Wu and Robert M. Schoolfield, 1995. A model comparison for daylength as a function of latitude and day of the year. Ecological Modeling 80:87-95.

Examples

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daylength(-25, '2010-10-10')
daylength(45, 1:365)

# average monthly daylength
dl <- daylength(45, 1:365)
tapply(dl, rep(1:12, c(31,28,31,30,31,30,31,31,30,31,30,31)), mean)

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