Microclimates of small arthropods: estimating humidity within the leaf boundary layer

TitleMicroclimates of small arthropods: estimating humidity within the leaf boundary layer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1984
AuthorsFerro D.N, Southwick E.E
JournalEnvironmental Entomology
Volume13
Issue4
Pagination926-929
KeywordsTEMPERATURE
Abstract

The humidity of the microhabitat of leaf-inhabiting arthropods can vary greatly with respect to atmospheric humidity. Any models or assumptions made about the impact of atmospheric humidity on these arthropods need to take into account the humidity within the leaf boundary layer. We present a model which estimates the humidity within the leaf boundary layer, as long as the leaf temperature, ambient temperature, and ambient humidty are known.