Distribution of evaporation in the sub-stomatal chamber, the possibility of transpiration-linked pore narrowing, and the pathway of water near the site of evaporation
by Pickard W.F. (1982)
in Ann. Bot. 49: 545–548. –
Analytical solutions of the diffusion equation confirm that the principal site of evaporative water loss in the sub-stomatal chamber is the chamber wall immediately adjacent to the inner aperture of the stomatal pore.
A network analogue for the evaporative process is used to confirm that sufficiently intense evaporation produces pore narrowing.