INTERTIDAL MUSSEL MICROCLIMATES: PREDICTING THE BODY TEMPERATURE OF A SESSILE INVERTEBRATE

@article{Helmuth1998INTERTIDALMM,
  title={INTERTIDAL MUSSEL MICROCLIMATES: PREDICTING THE BODY TEMPERATURE OF A SESSILE INVERTEBRATE},
  author={Brian Helmuth},
  journal={Ecological Monographs},
  year={1998},
  volume={68},
  pages={51-74}
}
  • B. Helmuth
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecological Monographs
To elucidate the determinants of intertidal invertebrate body temperatures during aerial exposure, I developed deterministic models using the environmental inputs of solar radiation, air temperature, ground temperature, and wind speed to predict the body temperatures of intertidal mussels (Mytilus spp.). Combined with field studies, these models were used to determine the effects of body size on body temperature, and to compare the heat budgets of mussels living as solitary individuals vs… 
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