A heat-pulse method for measuring sap flow in corn and sunflower using 3D-printed sensor bodies and low-cost electronics

A heat-pulse method for measuring sap flow in corn and sunflower using 3D-printed sensor bodies... •Arduinos and 3D-printed gauges promote affordable open-source sap flow technology.•New TmRatio heat-pulse method accurately measures transpiration in sunflower and corn.•Scaled-up sap flow measurements in corn were within 10% of reference crop ET.•Low-cost user-fabricated gauges are a good tool for estimating field-scale transpiration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Elsevier

A heat-pulse method for measuring sap flow in corn and sunflower using 3D-printed sensor bodies and low-cost electronics

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2017 The Authors
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0168-1923
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10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.06.012
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Abstract

•Arduinos and 3D-printed gauges promote affordable open-source sap flow technology.•New TmRatio heat-pulse method accurately measures transpiration in sunflower and corn.•Scaled-up sap flow measurements in corn were within 10% of reference crop ET.•Low-cost user-fabricated gauges are a good tool for estimating field-scale transpiration.

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Agricultural and Forest MeteorologyElsevier

Published: Nov 15, 2017

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