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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Dormant Season Evaporation: Challenges to the Current Models

item Hatfield, Jerry
item Prueger, John

Submitted to: American Society of Civil Engineers Water Resources Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: February 16, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Dormant season evaporation is a critical component of the hydrologic balance and can be considered as the winter period or the time in which there is not a crop actively growing. It is difficult to assess the amount of water use during this period because of the frozen soils in northern climates, small amount of water used in evaporation, and difficulties in obtaining accurate measurements of the meteorological variables required for evaporation models. Models and direct measurements can be used to assess dormant season evaporation and can improve hydrologic models.

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