Accession Number : AD0664215

Title :   THE ENERGY BUDGET AT THE EARTH'S SURFACE: ESTIMATES OF THE DIFFUSION RESISTANCE OF SOME LARGE SUNFLOWER LEAVES IN THE FIELD.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE ITHACA N Y SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hunt,L. A. ; Impens,Ivan I. ; Lemon,E. R.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Studies of resistance to gaseous exchange between large sunflower leaves and the bulk air in a crop canopy were made. Two components of the diffusive pathway for mass and sensible heat were evaluated; (a) the resistance from the interior of the leaf to the leaf surface, and (b) the resistance from the surface of the leaf through the leaf boundary air layer to the bulk air. It was found that: (a) leaf resistance not only displays diurnal trends but shorter fluctuations, and (b) boundary air layer resistance was significantly smaller than predicted from classical boundary layer formulae. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), EVAPOTRANSPIRATION), (*ATMOSPHERES, HEAT TRANSFER), WATER VAPOR, DIFFUSION, TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, WIND, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, ENERGY, LAMINAR FLOW, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, SOLAR RADIATION, MICROMETEOROLOGY, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE