Accession Number : ADA130744

Title :   The Effects of Soil Moisture and Vegetation on Surface Temperature.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 77-Dec 82,

Corporate Author : DUKE UNIV DURHAM NC SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Knoerr,K R ; Mowry,F L

PDF Url : ADA130744

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : This report from the Duke University test site augments data collected at the test site of the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (eTL). In an instrumentation sense the two sites are analogous. The Duke University site, however, can provide variations in vegetation cover, is large enough to approximate boundary-free conditions, and has individual test plots of sufficient size to be used in support of aircraft remote sensing missions. Thus, the general purpose of this analysis is to gain a better understanding of how the variable weather conditions in the Eastern United States interact with the soil moisture content and the plant canopy temperature in determining the surface energy balance components on a diurnal and longer periodic basis.

Descriptors :   *SOILS, *MOISTURE CONTENT, *SURFACE TEMPERATURE, VEGETATION, REMOTE DETECTORS, REMOTE SYSTEMS, DATA ACQUISITION, LABORATORY TESTS, INSTRUMENTATION, VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE