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The Temperature of Tree Trunks-Calculated and Observed
Roger W. Derby and David M. Gates
American Journal of Botany
Vol. 53, No. 6, Part 1 (Jul., 1966), pp. 580-587
Published by: Botanical Society of America, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2440008
Page Count: 8
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A computer program based on Dusinberre's finite difference method was written to predict the diurnal temperature variations in a tree trunk. The program accounts for solar radiation, thermal radiation, re-radiation and forced convection. The trunk is heterogeneous and anisotropic. A comparison between observations and predictions is made.
American Journal of Botany © 1966 Botanical Society of America, Inc.