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Agricultural Meteorology in India

Nature volume 140, page 651 (09 October 1937) | Download Citation



THE progress of agricultural meteorology in India is outlined in the latest annual report of the Agricultural Meteorology Branch of the India Meteorological Department, which covers the third year of that branch, ending Aug. 21', 1935. In the Experimental Section, a diagram is shown in which is plotted for three different levels the march of temperature throughout the 24 hours in the stem of sugarcane and in the air at the same levels, the observations having been made in a small plot of sugarcane at Poona with ii the aid of a portable thermo-couple set specially designed for obtaining plant temperatures. This set was described in the previous year's report. It is seen that the sugarcane is cooler than the air during the day, but warmer at night. Further work on portable percolation gauges and evaporimeters is described in the same section.

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