Water use and crop coefficient determination for irrigated winter wheat in Arizona

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Title:
Water use and crop coefficient determination for irrigated winter wheat in Arizona
Author:
Gold, H. David
Issue Date:
1995
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:
Estimates of evapotranspiration (ET) were irrigated winter wheat in the spring of 1988 9 made for based on measurements of latent heat flux using Bowen ratio systems at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC). Data were examined over a 132 day period. For the same time period, reference ET estimates were made in the same region using a modified Penman equation based on data from the Arizona Meteorological Network (AZMET). A comparison of ET estimates for 118 days prior to wheat senescence shows excellent agreement (r^2 = 0.94). This implies that a simple crop coefficient can be used as a basis for irrigation scheduling for winter wheat grown under climatic conditions similar to those at MAC in 1988. In addition, the ET estimates were used to test the validity of a previously determined crop coefficient for winter wheat based on heat units and to assess current groundwater allocations in Arizona.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Renewable natural resources
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Watershed Management; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Gay, Lloyd W.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWater use and crop coefficient determination for irrigated winter wheat in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorGold, H. Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorGold, H. Daviden_US
dc.date.issued1995en_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.abstractEstimates of evapotranspiration (ET) were irrigated winter wheat in the spring of 1988 9 made for based on measurements of latent heat flux using Bowen ratio systems at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC). Data were examined over a 132 day period. For the same time period, reference ET estimates were made in the same region using a modified Penman equation based on data from the Arizona Meteorological Network (AZMET). A comparison of ET estimates for 118 days prior to wheat senescence shows excellent agreement (r^2 = 0.94). This implies that a simple crop coefficient can be used as a basis for irrigation scheduling for winter wheat grown under climatic conditions similar to those at MAC in 1988. In addition, the ET estimates were used to test the validity of a previously determined crop coefficient for winter wheat based on heat units and to assess current groundwater allocations in Arizona.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRenewable natural resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWatershed Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairGay, Lloyd W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrown, Paulen_US
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