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They are not very useful in this form because we have no way of knowing what values to give the K coefficients. From the discussion on turbulent mixing in the surface boundary layer we know that K will increase with height above the surface, wind speed, surface roughness, and heating at the surface. In the surface boundary layer, at steady state, we assume the flux densities, T, H, and E, to be independent of height. Increases in the K coefficients with z will therefore be balanced by corresponding decreases in the gradients.

This would be the dew point temperature, Td • We see that any combination of two of the three variables Ta, Td or Pv, and hr uniquely determines the others. One other moisture variable is of interest to us in describing atmospheric moisture; that is the "wet bulb" temperature, Tw' We are interested in Tw not only because it provides a means for measuring atmospheric moisture using a sling psychrometer, but also because the wet surface of an organism can act like a wet bulb heat exchanger under some conditions.

San Francisco: W. H. Freeman. 4]. 2 What is the rate of water loss from your skin surface just after you get out of the swimming pool? 2. 43 kJ/g. 3 What is the water potential or component in each of the following? a. Gravitational potential at the base of a 50-m tree with z = 0 at the top of the tree b. The pressure potential in cells of a leaf if 'I'm = 'l'g = 0, 'I' = - 2300 J/kg, '1'0 = - 3000 J/kg 31 Problems c. 5 molal NaCI d. 65. What is their water potential? (See Equation 4 Wind As living organisms, we are most acutely aware of three things about the wind.

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