The Microclimate of a Tropical Evergreen Forest.
Final rept. 15 Jul 76-31 Dec 79,
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
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Selected results of a three year project to study the climatological and micrometeorological conditions in a tropical evergreen forest, are summarized in this report. The forest area under study is in the interior of Thailand and is influenced by a cool, dry northeast monsoonal flow in the winter and a warm, moist southwest monsoonal flow in the summer. Information collected during a three year field program included ground stations temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, evaporation, hours of sunshine and tower measurements of temperature, dew point temperature, wind velocity, incoming and reflected solar radiation, incoming and outgoing infrared radiation, spectral radiation and sub-surface temperature profiles in the forest and in a cleared area within the forest. Author