A numerical simulation of the greenhouse microclimate

Y. Mahrer, R. Avissar

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A numerical one-dimensional model was designed to simulate the diurnal changes of the greenhouse environment. The model takes into consideration a soil layer, a vegetation layer, an air layer and a cover. The thermal radiative, sensible, latent and conductive heat fluxes were modeled in each layer in terms of its unknown temperature and vapor pressure. The model was applied to the coastal region of Israel during the winter and summer seasons in order to assess the heating/cooling requirements of glass and polyethylene covered greenhouses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-228
Number of pages11
JournalMathematics and Computers in Simulation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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