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dc.contributor.authorFitt, Bruce D.L.
dc.contributor.authorWalklate, P.J.
dc.contributor.authorMcCartney, H. A.
dc.contributor.authorBainbridge, A.
dc.contributor.authorCreighton, N.F.
dc.contributor.authorHirst, J.M.
dc.contributor.authorLacey, M.E.
dc.contributor.authorLegg, B.J.
dc.identifier.citationFitt , B D L , Walklate , P J , McCartney , H A , Bainbridge , A , Creighton , N F , Hirst , J M , Lacey , M E & Legg , B J 1986 , ' A rain tower and wind tunnel for studying the dispersal of plant pathogens by rain and wind ' , Annals of Applied Biology , vol. 109 , no. 3 , pp. 661-671 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1420823
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dc.identifier.otherBibtex: urn:6353f92825f6102e1e706a5425aab709
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0022856590
dc.description.abstractThe rain tower/wind tunnel complex at Rothamsted consists of a rain tower (height 11 m, cross-section 1 m2) linked to the upwind end of a wind tunnel (length 12 m, cross-section 1 m2), which may be operated in either an open or a closed configuration. At the top of the rain tower, water drops with diameters of 2.5 to 5 mm are produced by a drop generator, which can be fitted with different nozzles. Simulated rain with a drop diameter of 1 to 3 mm is produced at a rate of 8 to 12 mm h-1 by a rain generator with an area of 52 × 67 cm. The rain tower may be operated in conjunction with the wind tunnel in an open configuration. The windspeed can be decreased from a maximum of 8 m s-1 by decreasing the speed of the fan. The wind tunnel has its own internal lighting. When the wind tunnel is in a closed configuration, temperature and humidity can be controlled in the range 12 oC (62–80% r.h.) to 35 oC (22–50% r.h.). Data presented illustrate the use of this rain tower/wind tunnel complex to study dispersal of plant pathogen spores by rain-splash or wind.en
dc.relation.ispartofAnnals of Applied Biology
dc.titleA rain tower and wind tunnel for studying the dispersal of plant pathogens by rain and winden
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Human and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionCrop and Environmental Protection
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
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