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|Title: ||Statistical modelling of the microclimate in a naturally ventilated greenhouse|
|Authors: ||Litago, Javier|
|Issue Date: ||2005|
|Abstract: ||The time-series models introduced in this paper were developed to estimate and forecast temperature and humidity dynamics in an unheated, naturally ventilated greenhouse in Lisbon, Portugal. External and internal climatic data recorded over four consecutive months during the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum, Mill) growing season were used to build and validate forecasting models for simulating environmental conditions inside the greenhouse. The statistical models were assessed with co-integration and error correction methods, using hourly data. The main variables considered to estimate the internal air temperature were external temperature, ventilation rate and solar radiation. Internal relative humidity was predicted primarily from external relative humidity, ventilation rate and evapotranspiration. Internal greenhouse air temperature and relative humidity were closely related to solar radiation, external air temperature and ventilation rate. Despite the large number of parameters involved, both models provided a reliable prediction of the system dynamics. A comparison of measured and simulated data showed that the models were able to forecast internal greenhouse conditions reasonably well.|
|Appears in Collections:||ICAAM - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
ERU - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica
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