Transactions of The Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering
Online ISSN : 1884-7242
Print ISSN : 1882-2789
ISSN-L : 1882-2789
Evaluation of Available Moisture including Vegetated Plant on Irrigation Scheduling for Green Roof
Satoshi TANAKATahei YAMAMOTOShigeoki MORITANIMituhiro INOUE
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2008 Volume 2008 Issue 258 Pages 515-522,a1

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In this study, we estimated the new available moisture on Sedum (Kirinsou) from an experiment using pots for measuring the amount of transpiration in a growth chamber under two different conditions, optimum and high temperature. The results are as follow; 1) Transpiration was confirmed during the dark period under both conditions, although the transpiration ratio in the optimum temperature condition was higher than the hot condition. 2) The relationship between the cumulative daily transpiration ratio and elapsed time fit secondary and logarithm functions precisely. 3) The activity of transpiration was confirmed under the condition of soil moisture less than pF4.2, with the water held in the plant contributing to this transpiration 4) Considering the total available moisture including with water in the plant can help save the amount of irrigation water needed better than considering soil moisture alone.

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