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Soil Temperature Regimes under Mixed Dipterocarp Forests of Peninsular Malaysia


Nik, Abdul Rahim and Kasran, Baharuddin and Hassan, Azman (1986) Soil Temperature Regimes under Mixed Dipterocarp Forests of Peninsular Malaysia. Pertanika, 9 (3). pp. 277-284.


Soil temperature regimes of forested and open conditions at selected depths of 5, 10, 20 and 30 cm, were reported based on data collected over a two-year period. Results showed that temperature of soil under forest cover was consistently lower than of the open by 4 to GOC due to 'shading effect' of forest cover. The top 5 cm layer in the open showed the greatest variation whilst insignificant differences were observed among layers under forest. Weighted average soil profile temperature for both conditions seemed to follow closely the mean air temperature. However, open air temperatures consistently recorded lower values.

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Item Type: Article
Keywords: Soil temperature regimes; mixed dipterocarp; forested; open; various depth; Peninsular Malaysia
Depositing User: Nur Izyan Mohd Zaki
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 08:08
Last Modified: 27 May 2013 07:01
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2480
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