A Method to Describe Soil Temperature Variation

by E.B. Penrod,
W.W. Walton,
D.V. Terrell,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 1, Pg. 1-21

Document Type: Journal Paper


Values for thermal diffusivity, temperature and temperature amplitude determined from observed data; constants were used in equation to describe variation of temperature with time at any soil depth for both Lexington, Ky and Ottawa, Ont; calculated temperatures and mean observed soil and air temperatures plotted for comparison.

Subject Headings: Temperature effects | Diffusion (thermal) | Soil analysis | Air temperature | Diffusion (porous media) | Soil gas | Comparative studies

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