Temporal Variation and Respons of Mangrove Soil on Solar Illumination Changes

Christophil Medellu, . Soemarno, . Marsoedi, Sigfried Berhimpon


Research on soil temperature in mangrove forest is a part of the mangrove ecosystem microclimate research. Studies
on microclimate variables interaction, including soil temperature is important and interesting because it is associated
with ecosystem and environmental changes, and the biota living in it. This study developed a mathematical modeling
of soil temperatures and solar illumination in mangrove forest and the surrounding environment. Mathematical
modeling function was constructed using data measured on three transects which different in ecosystem condition.
The results showed that the mathematical modeling parameters produced the parameters of solar illumination and
soil temperatures that were difference for the three transects. Time lag of soil temperature on solar illumination was
also diference in the three transects due to the difference of penetration of sun radiation and soil inundation by sea
water. These parameters also showed the differences between the soil temperature in mangrove with the soil
temperature in terrestrial forest as studied by the former researcher. Our research demonstrated the charachteristic
of soil temperature in mangrove, that was not merely controlled by sun radiation, but also it was contribute by the
sea water and other factors.

[How to Cite: Medellu C, Soemarno, Marsoedi and S Berhimpon. 2012. Temporal Variation and Respons of Mangrove Soil on Solar Illumination Changes. J Trop Soils 17 (2) : 67-74. Doi: 10.5400/jts.2012.17.2.165]

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Mathematical modeling, soil temperature, solar illumination, time lag

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