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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191810
Title:
Temperature and evaporation characteristics of Arizona soils
Author:
Poland, John Robert.
Issue Date:
1984
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:
Nineteen representative Arizona soils plus no. 20 silica sand were studied during May, 1983, to determine the relationship between soil temperature change and evaporation and individual soil characteristics. The soils were placed in 50 x 50 x 28 cm wooden boxes with each soil series occupying two boxes, one which had been wetted with two pore volumes of water and one which was dry. Surface soil temperatures (measured with a hand-held infrared thermometer) were taken six times a day for all soils. The wetted soils were weighed at the beginning and end of a 36 hour run to determine gravimetrically the amount of water lost due to evaporation. Thermal and evaporation measurements were compared to a number of soil characteristics determined on both a volume and weight basis.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soil moisture -- Arizona.; Soil temperature -- Arizona.; Soils -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Soil, Water and Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Post, Donald F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTemperature and evaporation characteristics of Arizona soilsen_US
dc.creatorPoland, John Robert.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPoland, John Robert.en_US
dc.date.issued1984en_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.abstractNineteen representative Arizona soils plus no. 20 silica sand were studied during May, 1983, to determine the relationship between soil temperature change and evaporation and individual soil characteristics. The soils were placed in 50 x 50 x 28 cm wooden boxes with each soil series occupying two boxes, one which had been wetted with two pore volumes of water and one which was dry. Surface soil temperatures (measured with a hand-held infrared thermometer) were taken six times a day for all soils. The wetted soils were weighed at the beginning and end of a 36 hour run to determine gravimetrically the amount of water lost due to evaporation. Thermal and evaporation measurements were compared to a number of soil characteristics determined on both a volume and weight basis.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil moisture -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil temperature -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil, Water and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPost, Donald F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMatthias, Allan D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTucker, T. C.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213296154en_US
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