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Heat Flow in the Soil

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When the sun shines on the soil surface, some of the energy is absorbed, heating the soil surface. This heat is lost from the surface through conduction to lower layers of the soil, through heating the atmosphere, and through evaporation of water. Heat transport from the surface to the atmosphere was discussed in Ch. 7. This chapter considers heat transport into the soil. Some of the results from an analysis of heat transport in soil are presented in Ch. 2 to show typical temporal and spatial patterns of soil temperature. Here we show how those equations are derived and how they depend on soil properties.

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  • Heat Flow
  • Mineral Soil
  • Heat Pipe
  • Heat Flux Density
  • Organic Soil

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Campbell, G.S., Norman, J.M. (1998). Heat Flow in the Soil. In: An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-1626-1_8

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