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.
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.