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# How do you calculate ground temperature?

## How do you calculate ground temperature?

Soil temperature gauges or thermometers are the common way to take the reading. There are special soil temperature gauges used by farmers and soil sample companies, but you can just use a soil thermometer.

What is ground surface temperature?

Land surface temperature is how hot the “surface” of the Earth would feel to the touch in a particular location. Scientists monitor land surface temperature because the warmth rising off Earth’s landscapes influences (and is influenced by) our world’s weather and climate patterns.

How does ground surface affect temperature?

The ground surface radiates longwave energy to the sky, and net radiation becomes negative. The surface cools. This means that air near the surface also cools, as we saw in Figure 3.6. If the surface stays cold, a layer of cooler air above the ground will build up under a layer of warmer air, as shown in Figure 3.11.

### How does soil temperature vary with time and depth?

As the depth of soil increases, amplitude of temperature decreases. After a depth of 0.4 m, there is no diurnal variation of soil temperature. Diurnal variation of soil temperature is up to 0.4 m, whereas annual variation is up to a depth of 4 m.

What is the difference between air temperature and ground temperature?

The temperature difference between the air and the ground is positive. It is because the surface heating of the atmosphere is greater than the cooling effect, which means the transfer of heat to the atmosphere is dominant in Nanchang (Figure 2).

What is the difference between land surface temperature and air temperature?

Surface temperatures over land have traditionally been measured at weather stations. However, satellites measure how hot the land surface temperature (LST; including the uppermost parts of e.g. trees, buildings) are to touch, whereas weather stations measure the air temperature just above the surface (T2m).

#### What affects surface temperature?

On global scales, three things can affect this energy flow and therefore, the average global surface temperature. As shown in the figure below, they are the planet’s distance from the Sun, the planet’s surface reflectivity (albedo), and the planet’s atmosphere (through a process called the greenhouse effect).

How much colder is the ground than the air?

During sunny days, ground temperatures can be much warmer than the air temperature (10-40F is not unusual), and on a cold, clear winter nights, when the ground radiates heat to space, the ground temperature can be 1-8F cooler than air temperature.

At what temperature the soil activity is lowered?

Soil temperature below freezing point decreases mineralization by inhibiting microbial activity and decreasing diffusion of soluble substrates in the soil Kaiser et al. Soil micro-organisms: Most soil micro-organisms require temperatures between 10℃-35.6℃ for their activities (Davidson & Janssens 2006).

## What is the temperature of the ground about 20 feet deep?

somewhere between 50 and 60 degrees
“The temperature of the Earth down 20 or 30 feet is a relatively constant number year-round, somewhere between 50 and 60 degrees” F, says John Kelly, the COO of the Geothermal Exchange Organization, a nonprofit trade organization in Washington, D.C., that lobbies for wider adoption of the technology.

How deep in the ground does the temperature constant?

AT a small depth (from 12 to 40 feet) below the surface of the earth the temperature is constant throughout the year, and this constant temperature of the soil differs little from the mean annual temperature of the air, except on mountains more than 6,000 feet high.

How is the temperature of the ground determined?

At soil depths greater than 30 feet below the surface, the soil temperature is relatively constant, and corresponds roughly to the water temperature measured in groundwater wells 30 to 50 feet deep.

### Which is likely to have spatially varying surface temperature?

An uneven or nonhomogeneous surface is likely to have spatially varying surface temperature.

What makes the surface temperature of soil vary?

Soil temperatures depend on a number offactors, which also determine the surface temperature. The most important are the location (latitude) and the time of the year (month or season), net radiation at the surface, soil texture and moisture content, ground cover, and surface weather conditions.

How are surface temperature and heat transfer measured?

If the surface emissivity is not known with sufficient accuracy, this method will give the apparent (equivalent blackbody) surface temperature. In this way, surface or apparent surface temperatures 37 38 4 Soil Temperatures and Heat Transfer are being routinely monitored by weather satellites.