Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Temperatures and frost damage: Measurements of temperature inversions and blossom counts show extent of frost damage in tests in deciduous orchards

Authors

F. A. Brooks
A. S. Leonard

Authors Affiliations

F. A. Brooks is Professor of Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis; A. S. Leonard is Specialist in Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 10(8):7-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n08p7. August 1956.

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Abstract

The effectiveness of all frost protection depends primarily on the temperature inversion—ceiling—but adequate measurements had not been made until an extensive field program was undertaken in northern California in the spring of 1956. Six thermographs equipped with 50' extensions were installed with other spot-climate recording stations in selected deciduous orchards. Several growers contributed to the project by keeping the thermographs in operation.

Brooks F, Leonard A. 1956. Temperatures and frost damage: Measurements of temperature inversions and blossom counts show extent of frost damage in tests in deciduous orchards. Hilgardia 10(8):7-13. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n08p7
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