Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191858
Title:
Temperature, moisture and albedo properties of Arizona soils
Author:
Franks, Carol Dawn.
Issue Date:
1985
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:
The objective of this research was to correlate daily soil surface temperature changes and soil water evaporation losses to specific soil properties. Twenty test soils exhibiting a broad range of physical and chemical properties were placed in 50 x 50 x 28 cm boxes and monitored under dry and wet conditions from January to March, 1982. Soil moisture content, soil texture, soil albedo, and Munsell color were identified as the most important soil properties affecting daily changes in soil temperature and evaporation. The soils were placed into behavior groups based on these properties. Under dry conditions soil albedo, Munsell color value and sand content were the most important soil properties, whereas soil moisture was most important under wet soil conditions. Tables presenting tests for significance and simple linear regression relationship for each of the test soils plus the mean for all soils are included in the thesis. Equations in this thesis can be used to predict relationships between soil characteristics and the temperature-evaporation properties of Arizona soils.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Soil temperature -- Arizona.; Soil moisture -- Arizona.; Soils -- Arizona -- Optical properties.; Albedo.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Soils, 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, moisture and albedo properties of Arizona soilsen_US
dc.creatorFranks, Carol Dawn.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFranks, Carol Dawn.en_US
dc.date.issued1985en_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.abstractThe objective of this research was to correlate daily soil surface temperature changes and soil water evaporation losses to specific soil properties. Twenty test soils exhibiting a broad range of physical and chemical properties were placed in 50 x 50 x 28 cm boxes and monitored under dry and wet conditions from January to March, 1982. Soil moisture content, soil texture, soil albedo, and Munsell color were identified as the most important soil properties affecting daily changes in soil temperature and evaporation. The soils were placed into behavior groups based on these properties. Under dry conditions soil albedo, Munsell color value and sand content were the most important soil properties, whereas soil moisture was most important under wet soil conditions. Tables presenting tests for significance and simple linear regression relationship for each of the test soils plus the mean for all soils are included in the thesis. Equations in this thesis can be used to predict relationships between soil characteristics and the temperature-evaporation properties of Arizona soils.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil temperature -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoil moisture -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSoils -- Arizona -- Optical properties.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAlbedo.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoils, Water and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairPost, Donald F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213414186en_US
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