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Terrestrial Radiation and Its Importance in Some Forestry Problems

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Abstract:

On calm, cloudless nights the surface of the earth loses heat by radiation to the atmosphere and through the atmosphere into outer space. This radiation cooling results in a number of phenomena which are of considerable importance in forestry, particularly with respect to fire danger measurement and regeneration problems in "frost pockets."

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Physicist, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, N. C. Associate Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: 1948-09-01

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