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  1. Vol. 66 No. 3, p. 460-462
    Received: Sept 20, 1973

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Measurement of Dark Respiration, Evaporation, and Photosynthesis in Field Plots1

  1. D. B. Peters,
  2. B. F. Clough,
  3. R. A. Garves and
  4. G. R. Stahl2



Present techniques for measurement of respiration, evaporation, and photosynthesis do not permit evaluation of a large number of experimental variables. A field plot technique is described which enables precise measurement from a large number of plots. A device is used that produces a closed canopy over a field plot for a short time during which CO2 and H2O concentrations are measured. The procedure produces minimal disturbance of natural field conditions and can measure CO2 and H2O fluxes with high precision.

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