Microclimate: The Biological Environment

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 22, 1983 - Nature - 495 pages
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An up-to-date and much enlarged edition of this text on the microclimate, emphasizing its effect on plants, animals, and humans. Provides a basis for understanding environmental biophysics, then covers the prediction, manipulation, and management of the climate near the ground.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Soil Heat Flux and Soil Temperature
94
Air Temperature and Sensible Heat Transfer
117
Wind and Turbulent Transfer
134
Atmospheric Humidity and Dew
167
Modification of the Soil Temperature and Moisture Regimes
190
Evaporation and Evapotranspiration
209
Field Photosynthesis Respiration and the Carbon Balance
288
Windbreaks and Shelter Effects
331
Frost and Frost Control
368
New Approaches
391
Human and Animal Biometeorology
425
Author Index
469
Subject Index
481
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The author is Regent's Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Meteorology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Laboratory Fellow Emeritus at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Maryland-College Park.

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