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Some observations of eddy momentum fluxes within a maize canopy

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Vertical momentum fiuxes measured by analog covariance equipment and hot-wire anemometers inside a dense canopy of mature maize vary exponentially with height above the ground. An attenuation coefficient of about 4 is indicated.

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This work was supported by the US Energy Research and Development Administration.

Part of the Energy Research and Development Administration's Multistate Atmospheric Power Production Pollution Study (MAP3S).

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Hicks, B.B., Sheih, C.M. Some observations of eddy momentum fluxes within a maize canopy. Boundary-Layer Meteorol 11, 515–519 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02185874

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  • Maize
  • Attenuation
  • Covariance
  • Attenuation Coefficient
  • Momentum Flux