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The Topography and Insolation Climate of a Mountainous Forest Area

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The feasibility of delineating slope facets and solar climates in a mountainous area is illustrated. The exposure of terrain elements to direct solar radiation is described in terms of a "radiation index"--the percent of normal beam irradiation available to receiving surfaces. Opportunities to test or apply the index are numerous in ecology, land and forest site classification, and in heat- and water-budget investigations.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Head of the Dept. of Forest Meteorology at the Meteorological Inst., Munich, Germany

Publication date: September 1, 1966

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
    Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

    Also published by SAF:
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