Evaluation of forest canopy shape from standpoint of thermal exchange above forest

Citation
K. Tamai et al., Evaluation of forest canopy shape from standpoint of thermal exchange above forest, FOR SCI, 54, 1998, pp. 411-418
Language
INGLESE
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Article
Categorie Soggetti
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Volume
54
Year of publication
1998
Pages
411 - 418
Database
ISI
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Abstract
Shape of forest canopy surface was evaluated in a deciduous forest from a v iewpoint of thermal exchange. The analysis of canopy shape with Morishita's dispersion index showed that projected size of dominant convex and concave shapes on the forest canopy surface were around 5.0m square in a foliate s eason and 5.0-7.5m square in a defoliate season. On the other hand, each ve rtical size of the convex and concave shapes was estimated to be larger in a foliate season than in a defoliate season. Thus, this study concludes tha t the canopy shape was smoother in a defoliate season than in a foliate sea son in this case.