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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BC3/S12.036

SEASONAL CHANGES OF THE SOIL TEMPERATURE IN DIFFERENT DEPTHS

P. Miklanek, M. Martincova, P. Pekarova, I. Meszaros
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Water Resources. Forest, Marine And Ocean Ecosystems, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-02-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 285 - 292 pp

ABSTRACT

The aim of the paper is to assess the soil temperature measurements at the meteorological stations Rybárik and Kunovec built within the experimental basins of the Institute of Hydrology of the Slovak Academy of Science near the city of Povazska Bystrica. The soil temperature was measured at the meteorological stations Rybarik (since 1961 to 1981) and Kunovec (since 1976 to 1986) in the depths of 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 50 and 100 cm. The temperature was measured by stable soil Hg-thermometers three times daily at 7 a.m., 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. The soil temperature regime at different depths during different seasons was evaluated. The temperature regime is smoothed in deeper horizons. The temperature peaks in daily regime are delayed with depth. The minimal and maximal temperatures were assessed as well.

Keywords: soil temperature, regime, depth