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Radiant Energy Exchange in a Corn Field1


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  1. Vol. 52 No. 7, p. 373-379

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  1. C. B. Tanner,
  2. A. E. Peterson and
  3. J. R Love22



Measurements of net radiant energy available for evaporation of water from soil under corn show that when corn is fully grown, the maximum evaporation may constitute 25 to 50% of the total evapotranspiration, depending upon the population and method of planting. Fully grown corn does not provide sufficient interception of radiation to assure that the potential evapotranspiration condition of a fully covered surface is realized.

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