By Gaylon S. Campbell
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Solution. 1, cowpea has a base temperature of 11 0 C, and a thermal time requirement of 43 day degrees for emergence. Column 4 in the table is the quantity in brackets in Eq. 9), and column 5 is the summation according to Eq. 9). Emergence takes place on day 199 since the thermal time requirement is completed in that day. 8 r. 9) uses the daily mean temperature to compute the thennal time increment for a given day. The temperature during the diurnal cycle has varied, however, and may have been outside the linear portion of the temperature response function, even though the mean temperature for the day was within that range.
4. Using the weather data in the following table, predict the date of flowering of spring wheat planted on day 119 if flowering requires 900 day-degrees from planting with a base temperature 00 C. How much later will flowering occur if planting is delayed to day 150? 0 day Tx Tn day Tx Tn day Tx Tn 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 5. 8 6. 8 6. 1 5. 2 10. 3 5. 5. 10. 5. 7 25. 3 30. 2 10. 9 5. 4 ISO 151 152 IS.
3). Note that t is solar time. The local clock time usually differs from solar time, so adjustments must be made. These are discussed in detail in a later chapter. 3. Estimate the temperature at 10 AM on a day when the minimum was 5° C and the maximum was 23° C. Solution. At t = 10 hrs, (note that angles are in radians) r . 46 sm 12 . 593. Since 10 is between 5 and 14, the middle form ofEq. 7. 5 Soil Temperature Changes with Depth and Time The temperature of the soil environment is also important to many living organisms.
An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics by Gaylon S. Campbell