Simulating soybean canopy temperature as affected by weather variables and soil water potential
- Choudhury, B. J.
- Oct 1, 1982.
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- Hourly weather data for several clear sky days during summer at Phoenix and Baltimore which covered a wide range of variables were used with a plant atmosphere model to simulate soybean (Glycine max L.) leaf water potential, stomatal resistance and canopy temperature at various soil water potentials. The air and dew point temperatures were found to be the significant weather variables affecting the canopy temperatures. Under identical weather conditions, the model gives a lower canopy temperature for a soybean crop with a higher rooting density. A knowledge of crop rooting density, in addition to air and dew point temperatures is needed in interpreting infrared radiometric observations for soil water status. The observed dependence of stomatal resistance on the vapor pressure deficit and soil water potential is fairly well represented. Analysis of the simulated leaf water potentials indicates overestimation, possibly due to differences in the cultivars.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19830019036., Accession ID: 83N27307., NAS 1.15:84009., E83-10319., and NASA-TM-84009.
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