Parameter: linest_slope

Master parameters information
Short Name:
 growth
Short Description:
 growth
Official Name:
 growth
No Data Value:
 nd
Description:
 

The act or process of increasing in physical size.  Exact definition and use are datset dependent.  See dataset documentation for specific details.

Dataset-parameters information
Supplied Name: 
linest_slope
Supplied Units: 
(ln(cells/mL))/day
Conversion Necessary: 
no
No Data Value: 
nd
Description: 

The slope resulting from the excel function LINEST which calculates the statistics for a line by using the 'least squares' method to calculate a straight line that best fits the data. One line is calculated for each growth cycle and the slope represents the growth rate of the algae during that growth cycle. In this case the line was calculated from ln(cell density) and day.