Incident solar radiation is one of several ecological settings variables that collectively characterize the biophysical setting of each 30 m cell at a given point in time (McGarigal et al 2017). The amount of sun affects temperature, moisture, and plant growth, affecting the communities found in each place.
Environmental Sciences | Sustainability
McGarigal, Kevin; Compton, Brad; Plunkett, Ethan; DeLuca, Bill; and Grand, Joanna, "Designing Sustainable Landscapes: Incident solar radiation settings variable" (2017). Data and Datasets. 14.