Climate Under Cover

Climate Under Cover : Digital Dynamic Simulation in Plant Bio-Engineering

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From mulching to greenhouses, the air space between the cover and the soil surface is the key to the classification of climates under cover. The same mechanism governs environments produced by the various covers.
This book describes and analyses all the different environments from mulching to greenhouses. The relationship between plants and environment is another important topic in the book.
Stress is placed on the link between quantitative phenomena and qualitative analyses. Most phenomena involved are nonlinear and non-steady-state. An approach called System Dynamics is used, and simulation models developed in the simulation language CSMP are fully used.
The subjects covered are of relevance to graduate students, to scientists and researchers in agriculture and biological sciences and, of course, to agricultural organizations in both the developing and developed countries.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 155 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 11.18mm | 930g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XII, 155 p.
  • 0792321049
  • 9780792321040

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Definition of Covering and Properties of Covering Materials. 3. Digital Simulation. 4. Heat Balance of Bare Ground. 5. Solar Radiation Environment. 6. Temperature Environment under Cover. 7. CO2 Environment. 8. Water and Water Vapor Environment. 9. Control Function. 10. Plant Response to the Environment. References. Appendix. Index.
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