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Author(s):Kanaan, Ahmed; Sevostianov, Igor; Serena, Matteo; Sevostianova, Elena; Leinauer, Bernhard
Author Affiliation:Kanaan and Sevostianov: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM; Serena, Sevostianova, and Leinauer: New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
Title:Irrigated turfgrass reduces surface temperatures of urban buildings
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Turfgrass management and ecology poster (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 118586.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Energy usage; Heat transfer; Surface temperature; Urban habitat; Urban landscaping; Xeriscaping
Abstract/Contents:"Strategies to conserve water have been implemented by many municipalities in the Southwest to minimize quantities of water used for irrigating urban landscapes. These strategies include eliminating turf areas and replacing them with xeric plants and/or hardscapes. The documented consequences resulting from such a landscape conversion include increased peak energy demands in summer months, higher air conditioning costs, greater air pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions, an increase in heat-related illnesses and mortality, and decreased water quality. Research is needed to quantify the effect and importance of different types of landscapes on urban ambient temperatures around buildings and the subsequent energy consumption inside those buildings. A study was conducted at New Mexico State University in 2017 and 2018 to investigate the effect of different landscapes (irrigated turf vs. non-irrigated xeric or hardscape) on ambient air and surface temperatures. Two standard wood frame walls covered with stucco and surrounded by either Kentucky bluegrass or by hardscape (coarse, crushed rock) were set up and heat transfer from the landscapes to the walls by convection, radiation and solar radiation was measured. When daily heat flux data were averaged over sampling months, greatest heat flux was measured in August 2017 and June 2018, reaching 333 and 336 W m-2 hr-1, respectively on walls surrounded by xeric landscape. Irrigated turfgrass resulted in heat flux of 194 W m-2 hr-1 and 210 W m-2 hr-1, respectively, during the same months ."
See Also:See also related article "Irrigated turfgrass reduces building surface temps" Golf Course Management, 88(6) June 2020, p. 73, R=313641. R=313641
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Kanaan, A., I. Sevostianov, M. Serena, E. Sevostianova, and B. Leinauer. 2019. Irrigated turfgrass reduces surface temperatures of urban buildings. Agron. Abr. p. 118586.
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