Weather Station Siting: Effects on Phenological Models

  • Richard L. SnyderEmail author
  • Donatella Spano
  • Pierpaolo Duce


Accurate temperature data is important for both the development and use of phenological models, and this chapter discusses topics related to temperature measurement for use in phenological models. The chapter presents a short history of temperature measurement, the theory of temperature sensors, radiation shielding, and guidelines on weather sensor placement. Physiological time (degree day) calculation and its application are described. The impact of underlying surface, fetch, and surrounding environment on temperature and phenological time are discussed and some guidelines on measurement are presented.


Phenological Model Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometer Grass Surface Intermittent Rainfall Primary Thermometer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard L. Snyder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Donatella Spano
    • 2
    • 3
  • Pierpaolo Duce
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Land, Air, and Water ResourcesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Science for Nature and Environmental Resources (DipNet)University of SassariSassariItaly
  3. 3.Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC)SassariItaly
  4. 4.Institute of BiometeorologyNational Research CouncilSassariItaly

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