Cited publications: PHYTOS 31 leaf wetness sensor

Cited publications: PHYTOS 31 leaf wetness sensor

Listed below are a few examples of cited publications for the PHYTOS 31 leaf wetness sensor. This list is not exhaustive.

PHYTOS 31  (also referred to as the LWS)

The LWS leaf wetness sensor was renamed PHYTOS 31 in 2015, but they are the same sensor.

  • Gao, Zhiyong, Wenjuan Shi, Xing Wang, and Youke Wang. “Non-rainfall water contributions to dryland jujube plantation evapotranspiration in the Hilly Loess Region of China.” Journal of Hydrology 583 (2020): 124604. (Article link).
  • Jia, Zhifeng, Zhiqiang Zhao, Qianyi Zhang, and Weichen Wu. “Dew yield and its influencing factors at the western edge of Gurbantunggut Desert, China.” Water 11, no. 4 (2019): 733. (Article link).
  • Osroosh, Yasin, and R. Troy Peters. “Detecting fruit surface wetness using a custom-built low-resolution thermal-RGB imager.” Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 157 (2019): 509-517. (Article link).
  • Acharya, Bharat Sharma, Elaine Stebler, and Chris B. Zou. “Monitoring litter interception of rainfall using leaf wetness sensor under controlled and field conditions.” Hydrological Processes 31, no. 1 (2017): 240-249. (Article link).
  • Cassity-Duffey, Kate, and Miguel Cabrera. “Measuring Dew and Its Effect on Ammonia Volatilization from Surface‐Applied Broiler Litter in the Southeastern United States.” Soil Science Society of America Journal 80, no. 1 (2016): 112-120. (Article link).
  • Darby, Alexander, Danel Draguljić, Andrew Glunk, and Sybil G. Gotsch. “Habitat moisture is an important driver of patterns of sap flow and water balance in tropical montane cloud forest epiphytes.” Oecologia 182, no. 2 (2016): 357-371. (Article link).

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