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Spatial statistical measures of crop temperature variability using infrared thermography in radiant heated greenhouse crops
Author(s): Abdeljabar Bahri; George E. Meyer; Kenneth Von Bargen; Jay B. Fitzgerald
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Paper Abstract

Crop surface temperature under a radiant heated greenhouse was measured using a portable infrared thermometer. Plants were arranged so that each plant occupied a grid cell of 30 cm X 30 cm (1 ft X 1 ft). Data collected were analyzed for their spatial distribution. Geostatistical software was used to characterize the spatial variability of the plant surface temperature. The shape of the empirical semi-variogram suggested that a spherical model was best fitted to the empirical semi-variogram. This model indicated that the nugget effect was estimated at 1.2, the sill at 3.3 and the range at 1.65 m. This model was used in block kriging to estimate plant surface temperature for unsampled locations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2345, Optics in Agriculture, Forestry, and Biological Processing, (6 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.198878
Show Author Affiliations
Abdeljabar Bahri, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
George E. Meyer, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
Kenneth Von Bargen, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)
Jay B. Fitzgerald, Univ. of Nebraska/Lincoln (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2345:
Optics in Agriculture, Forestry, and Biological Processing
George E. Meyer; James A. DeShazer, Editor(s)

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