Energy and Water Vapor Exchange by Parchment-Shelled Reptile Eggs

@inproceedings{Ackerman1985EnergyAW,
  title={Energy and Water Vapor Exchange by Parchment-Shelled Reptile Eggs},
  author={Ralph A. Ackerman and Razi Dmi'el and Amos Ar},
  year={1985}
}
The mass and heat transfer coefficients were determined for the parchment-shelled eggs of 11 reptile species. The eggs experience high rates of water loss in atmospheres that are less than saturated with water vapor. The concomitant transfer of heat that occurs as water evaporates is sufficient to lower the temperature of the egg well below ambient temperature. The mass transfer coefficients vary from 71,102 mg·day⁻¹·m⁻²·kpa⁻¹ for the smallest eggs ( 10 g). The water vapor conductance of the… CONTINUE READING

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