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4 > Image 4 of Kentucky farm and home science, vol. 8 No. 3 summer 1962

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

N ew Weather Statron 1n Operation g, On U.K. xperrment Statron arm Climatological data to be related V .V V to plant behavior under field ; TM =**_ >== V l Elia? l ll C S () Il ol [ll YC C conditions at Lexington l pmim, ram uscdul ` V l p V X _ v_ the Iweatlrer station _ liv gi" l EIS ll'l(lICl[()l` l)lZlII[S. * gumrw -I" , R How tlrrs plant re- , N()tlllllg can be (lime about the wezltllerv is all VV_V.. _(i sponds to tempera- old saying, brit is the saying as final as it appears? ``A if i Al V_ s {"S i'l_l*fY lmgfh ,.> \Vhat about the fuel in the camefs hump or the y U 4 /ii_ ggdcggimigrggg _ sngar in the Vermont maple? Or, the fat on the ing insmlmcm dum gi-ounrlliogs back and the food in the rhizomes of . to biological behav- ` bluegrass? Despite the weather, the carrie] arrives at __ ior. This species, the place he is going, the maple awakens early in r.V_ _ l{"l*{g"*fl bY il * aio spring, trio gi-oiiiiariog liao oiiliioioiit energy to _.l Z Y?$].`i"{"?g,`."d.i" sleep through the cold winter when his food supply Z ` :::;suiii:?%(:;;{ ,_ is very short, and the bluegrass plant survives droughts (lgnlral Region with in summer and low temperatures in winter. None AV Whidl UW Ki<*lureau since the 180(Ys. These records 4/ ._.; __.. ~ are very valuable in establislrirrg the pattern of long- llll f ___ V _-r` ( _ i-.... gr-i.r-mr oriiiiotio ooiiaitioiis. orlier facets or the -`` Z ii`` W weather such as evaporation, lnnnidity, wind Sm,- it __p, i .__V. ;;,g_,3V,_:;__;; light, and soil temperatures have not received the _ , `i`_i V attention given to precipitation and air temperature, V_ ~E_ fl 3jYfijQ In recent years, however,, the Weather Bureau has E`*rf*f ` "?i*fi*i * * `'4 ""?i$?i-* if 2 greatly extended the number of rneasurements made Taylor records evaporation data from a white "Livingston E of Weather factO1s_ bulb" located 3 inches above the sod. Between the white `, From the viewpoint Of the fmmelz One Of the bulb and the black bulb (right) is a metal protector over the lagging aspects of weather consideratiorr" is the effect ihcmmmuple which measures wmpemmrc 3 inchiis ahve ~ ~ the sod level. In the background rs the field laboratory rn of weather on a particular crop he is planting, grow- `,.],;ch mm,-d;g ;,,Sm,,,,,{,S me i,,,uSd_ ' i ing or harvesting. That viewpoint is shared by work- ers of the Kentucky .\gricultrnal Experirnent Station. Weather factors being measured are: wind; cvap- , 'l`lieiefoie_ to obtain bctter and more useful weather oration; lrurnidity; type. frequency, and intensity of inl`oiination. a ratlrer complete weather station was precipitation; ternpcraturc at various levels above and established on the Station Farm at Lexington in 1961. below the soil surface; dew; and soil nroisture rrrrder _ l l{lZN'lilf(ZKY Faust Asn lloxirc Scii:xcr;Srrxixir:rt, 1962