FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF SOIL TEMPERATURES

RESULTS ARE PRESENTED OF FIELD MEASUREMENTS OF SOIL TEMPERATURE MADE UNDER A 3-INCH FLEXIBLE ASPHALT PAVEMENT CARRYING AN AVERAGE OF 534 VEHICLES PER DAY. THERMOCOUPLES WERE INSTALLED BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE PAVEMENT AND ONE AT ATMOSPHERIC EXPOSURE. THESE WERE ATTACHED TO AN AUTOMATIC LEEDS AND NORTHRUP 8-POINT RECORDING THERMOMETER PLACED IN A HEATED ROOM OF A BUILDING ABOUT 40 FEET FROM THE ROAD. NO CONSIDERATION WAS GIVEN TO GROUND WATER OR MOISTURE CONTENT OF THE SOIL. HOWEVER, A PRECIPITATION RECORD WAS KEPT.

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  • Accession Number: 00237841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1970 12:00AM