temperature-efficiency index

temperature-efficiency index

[′tem·prə·chər i′fish·ən·sē ‚in‚deks]
(ecology)
For a given location, a measure of the long-range effectiveness of temperature (thermal efficiency) in promoting plant growth. Abbreviated T-E index. Also known as thermal-efficiency index.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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