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Microclimate: The Biological Environment

By: Norman J Rosenberg, Blaine L Blad, Shashi B Verma and Blaine L Blad

528 pages, illustrations, maps, bibliography, index

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 1983 | Edition: 2 | #182949 | ISBN: 0471060666
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NHBS Price: £225.00 $286/€265 approx

About this book

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.


Contents

Soil Heat Flux and Soil Temperature. Air Temperature and Sensible Heat Transfer. Wind and Turbulent Transfer. Atmospheric Humidity and Dew. Modification of the Soil Temperature and Moisture Regimes. Evaporation and Evapotranspiration. Field Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Carbon Balance. Windbreaks and Shelter Effects. Frost and Frost Control. Water Use Efficiency in Crop Production: New Approaches. Human and Animal Biometeorology. Index.

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