CitationFowler, W. B. (1971). Measurement of seasonal air temperatures near the soil surfaces. Journal of Range Management, 24(2), 158-160.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractA study of the maximum air temperature near the soil surface at 11 grassland locations was made during the summer of 1968 using a simple maximum temperature indicator. Maximum temperatures within the first centimeter above the soil were found to exceed 144 F on a number of these locations. Although the range of indicators was not large enough to include the extremes at all locations, a seasonal pattern was identifiable. Large local differences in near-surface temperatures were frequently observed.