Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 11, Issue 8, pp 1129–1146 | Cite as

Estimating maximum horizontal area of pheromone plumes

  • B. H. Stanley
  • H. E. Hummel
  • W. G. Ruesink
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Abstract

Graphs and simple Gaussian plume equations are presented for estimating the maximum horizontal area within a pheromone plume. In its simplest form the area,A R , for a given scaling factor,R = Q/(Ku), isA R = AIRβ, whereQ is the release rate,K is a specified concentration threshold,u is the wind velocity, and β is an atmospheric stability index. Estimates ofA I and β are given for several atmospheric stability typing schemes applicable to field and forest habitats.

Key words

Atmospheric diffusion chemical communication Gaussian plume model isopleth area pheromone plume plume area 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. H. Stanley
    • 1
  • H. E. Hummel
    • 1
  • W. G. Ruesink
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana
  2. 2.Illinois Natural History SurveyChampaign
  3. 3.Illinois Agricultural Experiment StationUrbana

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