Full TGIF Record # 217952
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Author(s):Heilman, J. L.; Gesch, R. W.; Beard, J. B.
Title:Effects of evaporation from turfgrass on external temperatures of buildings
Meeting Info.:College Station, TX: September 26, 1991
Source:Texas Turfgrass Field Day. 1991, p. [101-103].
# of Pages:3
Publishing Information:College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Air temperature; Cultivar evaluation; Evaporation; Irrigation methods; Soil temperature; Urban landscaping
Cultivar Names:Tifgreen
Abstract/Contents:Presents a study conducted to "explore how external building temperatures may be affected by reducing irrigation of adjacent turfgrass and changing the surface energy balance of the grass." Details the methods and materials used in the study, stating that a "4.9 m x 4.9 m building shell with 2.5 m high rough-cut pine walls... insulated with R5 foam board insulation" was constructed next to turfgrass and that "wall temperatures were continuously recorded with infrared thermometers." Reports that "in spite of substantial decreases in evaporation, no systematic increases in wall temperatures were observed." Concludes that "Localized reductions in irrigation and evaporation are unlikely to affect building energy balances."
Language:English
References:7
Note:Reprint appears in Texas Turfgrass Research - 1991, 1991, p. 55-56
"Stop 3"
"PR-4897"
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Heilman, J. L., R. W. Gesch, and J. B. Beard. 1991. Effects of evaporation from turfgrass on external temperatures of buildings. Turfgrass Res. Rep. Tex. A&M Turfgrass Field Day. p. [101-103].
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