Accession Number : AD0615094

Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW EVAPORATION FORMULA FOR TEXAS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Moe,Roderick Donald

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : Multiple regression analysis of evaporation measurements, made at substations and field laboratories of the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, with various meteorological parameters showed a very high correlation of evaporation with mean monthly maximum temperature. The regression equations were plotted as a scalar field on two maps of Texas. From these maps an equation for evaporation can be extracted for any location in Texas. It was found that wind speed and relative humidity had little effect on evaporation from pans in Texas, at least when considered in terms of mean conditions. There is apparently no direct correlation between evaporation and total monthly rainfall. In this report other evaporation equations are reviewed and recommendations for further research on evaporation are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*EVAPORATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), TEXAS, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, HYDROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE