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EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Definition:
The temperature measured at a given soil depth, typically at 2, 4, 8, and
sometimes 20 and 40 in.
Many biological processes, including seed germination, plant emergence,
microbial activity, and soil respiration are a function of soil temperature.
Reference:
American Meteorological Society Glossary of Meteorology Online
http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary
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