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Changes in culm surface temperature with maturity of the bamboo species Guadua angustifolia

Articles

Journal/Conference:

JOURNAL OF FORESTRY RESEARCH

Language:

English

Author:

Noelke Nils; Garcia Juan Carlos Camargo; Polle Andrea

Experts:

Kleinn Christoph

Year:

2016

Volume:

27

Issue:

2

Pages:

419-425

Keywords:

Bamboo culms; Thermal images; Bamboo wood quality

We used thermal images of bamboo culms of Guadua angustifolia Kunth to analyze the relationship between culm surface temperature and maturity, driven by the hypothesis that young culms may exhibit lower surface temperatures than old ones. The culm surface temperature shows small but constant differences between three age classes of 1, 2, and 3 years. Our findings indicate that surface temperature may be applied as an additional indicator to support the determination of maturity of guadua culms besides the visual assessment of the culms.