Transpiration from stomata via the leaf boundary layer: a microscale modelling approach
Keywords: convective transfer, transpiration, leaf, computational fluid dynamics, stomata
AbstractConvective mass transport from entire leaf surfaces was investigated with computational fluid dynamics. A novel aspect is that the stomata were modelled discretely. The convective exchange rate was relatively large, even for the limited surface coverage by stomata, and had a complex dependency on surface coverage and air speed. In addition, insight in the boundary-layer transfer at microscale level was obtained.
2A Exchange and transport processes in plants
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