Heat balance over saturated sphagnum moss

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Pages173193; # of pages: 21
Subjectvegetation; peat; thermal movements; air moisture transfer; surface temperature
AbstractObservations of heat and moisture exchange were made over saturated Sphagnum moss in a grass-covered area in 1960 and in a peat bog near Ottawa during the summer and fall of 1964. The various components in the energy balance equation were measured or calculated. Air temperature observations were made over the peat bog and compared with air temperatures recorded at a nearby standard meteorological station. The results from these measurements and observations are analysed and discussed. The experience gained in making these heat balance measurements will be used in planning heat balance studies at more isolated locations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10017
NPARC number20374303
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Record created2012-07-23
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