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By Professor Dr. J. Seemann, Professor Dr. Y. I. Chirkov, Professor Dr. J. Lomas, Dr. B. Primault (auth.)

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ISBN-13: 9783642672880

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Agrometeorology is a relatively younger technology. The beginnings of agrometeorological paintings got here within the 20's of this century, while agrometeorology was once a operating department of climatology. within the years following 1950 it then built commonly to an autonomous technological know-how. during this method, agrome­ teorology has not just received an enormous wisdom of the impact of meteorological stipulations on crops and farm animals in agriculture and harm prevention, but in addition advanced new advisory tools that are of significant useful use in agriculture. as much as the current time there was essentially no particular education for an agrometeorologist. Agrometeoro­ logists are drawn, in keeping with their education, from the ranks of normal meteorology or from agriculture and its similar organic disciplines. they need to, for that reason, them­ selves assemble the information for his or her agrometeorological paintings and mix for themselves the complicated of agrome­ teorology from organic and meteorological info. this can be usuaIIy faraway from effortless, because the suitable literature is scattered one of the most generally differing journals, partially in little-known international languages, and is therefore very tricky of entry. finished writings are to be chanced on in basic terms in only a few partial fields of agrometeorology. the topic of teaching difficulties has therefore been handled as of extreme significance on the conferences ofthe fee for Agrometeorology (CAgM) of the area Meteorological association (WMO), in particular as agrometeorology has gained such nice value and worthy­ ness not just within the so-called underdeveloped nations in advancing a extra effective agriculture, but in addition in coun­ attempts whose agricultural usual is already high.

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The heat flux B that flows toward the surface with increasing temperature with depth is proportional to the temperature gradient dt 1 dx (deg·cm- ) B=A. s-1). , its dimension is cal·cm-1·s-1·deg- 1. It is, therefore, that amount of heat that flows through a cube of 1 cm edge length of the corresponding substance in 1 s, when the temperature difference of the opposing surfaces is 1 and no other temperature gradient contributes. Table 1 presents the most important constants for the heat household of some soils.

Z. Meteorol. SEEMANN The processes involved in heat conversion on the soil are most easily made understandable by means of a model. If one assumes a vegetation-free partial section of the earth's surface that can be generally considered to be flat, then the positive net radiation that is converted into heat on the surface is led away in varying manner. A portion of the heat is led off into the ground and leads to warming the ground. A further portion serves the heating ofthe air. This portion is called the sensible heat stream.

For example, if a quantity of air is displaced from sea level to an altitude of 1000m, the column of air surmounting it will have decreased in height by 1 km. Consequently, the pressure which this same particle of air exerts in its new position will be lower than the pressure it exerted previously. On the other hand, the volume which it occupies will have increased proportionally, since the number of molecules composing the particle will have remained the same. This change in pressure with respect to volume is accompanied by thermal phenomena: the mass of air cools.

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