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Main Title Influence of Soil Properties and Cultural Practices on Evaporation of Water from Soil.
Author Peel, T. C. ;
CORP Author Clemson Univ., S.C. Water Resources Research Inst.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WRRI-28; DI-14-01-0001-1861 ;DI-14-01-0001-3041; OWRR-A-015-SC; 07128,; A-015-SC(1)
Stock Number PB-208 412
Additional Subjects ( Soil water ; Evaporation) ; ( Soil properties ; Mulches) ; ( Water conservation ; Cultivation) ; Cotton plants ; Soil properties ; Cultivation ; Transpiration ; Moisture ; Straw ; South Carolina ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-208 412 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 27p
Moisture loss from outdoor tanks of soils which could be protected from rainfall was measured by weight loss. Evaporation accounted for 79% of water loss and transpiration 21% where cotton plants were grown to a height of 10 inches. With bare soil, evaporation was higher from the finer textured soils with the evaporation rates decreasing as the percent sand increased. Placing the B horizon over the A horizon increased evaporation. Mulches of oats straw at the rates of 1, 2, and 3 tons per acre (dry weight) reduced evaporation 33%, 63%, and 80% respectively compared with bare soil. (Author)