Campus Units

Agronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1996

Journal or Book Title

Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Volume

54

Issue

1-2

First Page

27

Last Page

37

DOI

10.1007/BF00863556

Abstract

Crop residues alter the surface properties of soils. Both shortwave albedo and longwave emissivity are affected. These are linked to an effect of residue on surface evaporation and water content. Water content influences soil physical properties and surface energy partitioning. In summary, crop residue acts to soil as clothing acts to skin. Compared to bare soil, crop residues can reduce extremes of heat and mass fluxes at the soil surface. Managing crop residues can result in more favorable agronomic soil conditions. This paper reviews research results of the quantity, quality, architecture, and surface distribution of crop residues on soil surface radiation and energy balances, soil water content, and soil temperature.

Comments

This article is published as Horton, Robert, Keith L. Bristow, G. J. Kluitenberg, and T. J. Sauer. "Crop residue effects on surface radiation and energy balance." Theoretical and Applied Climatology 54, no. 1-2 (1996): 27-37. doi: 10.1007/BF00863556.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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