Prokhorov A. Active condensation of water by plants // Principy èkologii. 2013. Vol. 2. № 3. P. 72‒76. DOI: 10.15393/j1.art.2013.2921


Issue № 3

Original research

Active condensation of water by plants

Prokhorov
   Alexey Anatolievich
Petrozavodsk state university, alpro@onego.ru
Keywords:
dew point
transpiration
condensation of water
plant ecology

plant physiology
ecosystems
Summary: This paper is devoted to some peculiarities of water condensation on the surface of plants . Arguments in support of the hypothesis that in decreasing temperature of leaves and shoots below the dew point, the plant can actively condense moisture from the air, increasing the duration of dewfall are presented. Evening dewfall on plant surfaces begins before starting the formation of fog. Morning condensation continues for some time after the air temperature exceeds the dew point . The phenomenon in question is found everywhere, but it is particularly important for plants in arid ecosystems.

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Reviewer: N. Vasilevskaya
Received on: 01 December 2013
Published on: 22 January 2014

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