Environmental Moisture

  • Gaylon S. Campbell
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)


Environmental moisture is of concern for two reasons. First, the biochemical reactions that sustain life in biological systems go on in water. Organisms are seldom in moisture equilibrium with their surroundings. Since maintenance of proper internal water balance is of great importance to the functioning and survival of organisms, we need to understand the laws governing rates of moisture transfer between organisms and their surroundings.


Water Potential Vapor Density Environmental Moisture Water Vapor Flux Partial Saturation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaylon S. Campbell
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  1. 1.Department of Agronomy and Soils Program in Biochemistry and BiophysicsWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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