Accession Number : AD0620799

Title :   THE STRUCTURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE IN AND ABOVE TROPICAL FORESTS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. on Proj. Agile,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO REMOTE AREA CONFLICT INFORMATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Behn,Robert C. ; Duffee,Richard A.

Report Date : 01 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The report discusses the structure of the atmosphere and the microclimatology in and above tropical forests. The temperature, temperature inversions, wind, wind speed, humidity, evaporation rates, illumination, and the effects of seasons, day, and night on the temperature and humidity in tropical forests and above the canopy are reported. The effect of vegetation on the transmission of solar radiation into the forests and the radiometeorological characteristics of the atmosphere above the canopy are also mentioned. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROMETEOROLOGY, JUNGLES), (*TREES, MICROMETEOROLOGY), (*JUNGLES, MICROMETEOROLOGY), ATMOSPHERES, ECOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TROPICAL REGIONS, SOLAR RADIATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE