Dynamic Thermal Structure of Imported Fire Ant Mounds

@article{Vogt2008DynamicTS,
  title={Dynamic Thermal Structure of Imported Fire Ant Mounds},
  author={James T. Vogt and Bradley C. Wallet and Steven Coy},
  journal={Journal of Insect Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={8}
}
Abstract A study was undertaken to characterize surface temperatures of mounds of imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and S. richteri Forel, and their hybrid, as it relates to sun position and shape of the mounds, to better understand factors that affect absorption of solar radiation by the nest mound and to test feasibility of using thermal infrared imagery to remotely sense mounds. Mean mound surface temperature peaked shortly after solar noon and exceeded… Expand
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