Temperature-efficiency index

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temperature-efficiency index

(Abbreviated T-E index.) For a given location, a measure of the long- range effectiveness of temperature (thermal efficiency) in promoting plant growth.

Numerically, the T-E index is equal to the sum of the 12 monthly temperature-efficiency ratios (T-E ratio).


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