Development of a model for design of water harvesting systems in small scale rainfed agriculture

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Title:
Development of a model for design of water harvesting systems in small scale rainfed agriculture
Author:
Cadot, Paule-Darly, 1960-
Issue Date:
1989
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:
In arid and semi-arid regions, water harvesting systems can augment water supply for crop production purposes. The functioning of this type of system is controlled by three major factors: weather, crop and soil characteristics. In particular, the weather factors vary stochastiscally and thus, need to be predicted on the basis of their probability of occurrence. Furthermore, long-term historical data is scarce in the arid regions. Consequently, the simulation approach is a good alternative for designing the system. This study developed a micro-computer based model, SSWHS89.BAS, for design of small scale water harvesting systems for perennial crops. The model uses elements of a simulation computer program, CLIMATE.BAS (Woolhiser, 1988), to generate daily rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature and radiation data and predicts evapotranspiration and runoff data from a deterministic computer program, PENMNSCS.BAS for the location of interest. The model was used to determine the characteristics of a water harvesting system in a vineyard field at Sonoita, Az.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Water harvesting -- Arizona -- Computer simulation.; Viticulture -- Arizona -- Santa Cruz County.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Slack, Donald C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDevelopment of a model for design of water harvesting systems in small scale rainfed agricultureen_US
dc.creatorCadot, Paule-Darly, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCadot, Paule-Darly, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_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.abstractIn arid and semi-arid regions, water harvesting systems can augment water supply for crop production purposes. The functioning of this type of system is controlled by three major factors: weather, crop and soil characteristics. In particular, the weather factors vary stochastiscally and thus, need to be predicted on the basis of their probability of occurrence. Furthermore, long-term historical data is scarce in the arid regions. Consequently, the simulation approach is a good alternative for designing the system. This study developed a micro-computer based model, SSWHS89.BAS, for design of small scale water harvesting systems for perennial crops. The model uses elements of a simulation computer program, CLIMATE.BAS (Woolhiser, 1988), to generate daily rainfall, maximum and minimum temperature and radiation data and predicts evapotranspiration and runoff data from a deterministic computer program, PENMNSCS.BAS for the location of interest. The model was used to determine the characteristics of a water harvesting system in a vineyard field at Sonoita, Az.en_US
dc.description.notep. 46 missing from paper original and microfilm version.-
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWater harvesting -- Arizona -- Computer simulation.en_US
dc.subjectViticulture -- Arizona -- Santa Cruz County.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSlack, Donald C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1338069en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24125359en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1781344xen_US
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