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Variations of Soil Temperatures in Winter and Spring at a High Elevation Area (Boulder, Colorado)
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Variations of Soil Temperatures in Winter and Spring at a High Elevation Area (Boulder, Colorado)
Lee, Jin-Yong; Lim, Hyoun Soo; Yoon, Ho Il; Kim, Poongsung;
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The City of Boulder is located at an average elevation of 1,655 m (5,430 feet), the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Its daily air temperature is much varying and snow is very frequent and heavy even in spring. This paper examines characteristics of shallow (surface and depth
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