Herbage production as a function of soil moisture stress in a semiarid area

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Title:
Herbage production as a function of soil moisture stress in a semiarid area
Author:
Owtadolajam, Esmail.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Soil water deficits greatly affect forage production. To evaluate the effects of soil moisture stress on forage production, a budgeting model was developed. The soil water budgeting model uses the initial soil water content which can be assumed or calculated. Stress was calculated as a difference between potential evapotranspiration and actual evapotranspiration at a level of - 5 bar. A radiation method was used to calculate the potential evapotranspiration and the soil water budgeting model was used to calculate the actual evapotranspiration. The Soil Conservation Service method was applied to calculate runoff and effective rainfall was calculated by subtraction of runoff from original rainfall and used in the model for calculation of actual evapotranspiration. Calculated stress was correlated to the yield and stepwise multiple regression were used to produce prediction equations. Observed soil water data and yield for calibration and validation of the models were obtained from Santa Rita Forest and Range Experimental Range in southeastern Arizona.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Soil moisture -- Computer programs.; Evapotranspiration -- Computer programs.; Forage plants -- Water requirements.; Soil moisture -- Arizona -- Santa Rita Experimental Range.; Forage plants -- Arizona -- Santa Rita Experimental Range.
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Fogel, Martin M.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHerbage production as a function of soil moisture stress in a semiarid areaen_US
dc.creatorOwtadolajam, Esmail.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOwtadolajam, Esmail.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractSoil water deficits greatly affect forage production. To evaluate the effects of soil moisture stress on forage production, a budgeting model was developed. The soil water budgeting model uses the initial soil water content which can be assumed or calculated. Stress was calculated as a difference between potential evapotranspiration and actual evapotranspiration at a level of - 5 bar. A radiation method was used to calculate the potential evapotranspiration and the soil water budgeting model was used to calculate the actual evapotranspiration. The Soil Conservation Service method was applied to calculate runoff and effective rainfall was calculated by subtraction of runoff from original rainfall and used in the model for calculation of actual evapotranspiration. Calculated stress was correlated to the yield and stepwise multiple regression were used to produce prediction equations. Observed soil water data and yield for calibration and validation of the models were obtained from Santa Rita Forest and Range Experimental Range in southeastern Arizona.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectSoil moisture -- Computer programs.en_US
dc.subjectEvapotranspiration -- Computer programs.en_US
dc.subjectForage plants -- Water requirements.en_US
dc.subjectSoil moisture -- Arizona -- Santa Rita Experimental Range.en_US
dc.subjectForage plants -- Arizona -- Santa Rita Experimental Range.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThames, John L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212928028en_US
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