American Society of Civil Engineers


Lysimeters for Evapotranspiration and Environmental Measurements


by Richard G. Allen, (editor), M.ASCE, (Assoc. Prof., Dept. Agric. and Irrig. Engrg., Utah State Univ., Logan, UT), Terry A. Howell, (editor), M.ASCE, (Agric. Engr., USDA-ARS, P.O. Drawer 10, Bushland, TX 79012), William O. Pruitt, (editor), M.ASCE, (Lecturer, Dept. Land, Air and Water Resources, Univ. of Calif., Davis, CA), Ivan A. Walter, (editor), M.ASCE, (Sr. Engr., W.W. Wheeler and Assoc., Inc., 3700 S. Inca St., Englewood, CO), and Marvin E. Jensen, (editor), F.ASCE, (Director, Colorado Inst. for Irrig. Management, Ft. Collins, CO)
New York, NY: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-87262-813-7 / 0-87262-813-2, 1991, 456 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31529)

Conference information: International Symposium on Lysimetry; July 23-25, 1991, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

ASCE sponsor: Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Lysimeters have been used extensively in the past to provide baseline information for development, calibration, and validation of evapotranspiration methods. This proceedings, Lysimeters for Evapotranspiration and Environmental Measurements, includes all papers presented at the International Symposium on Lysimetry, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 23-25, 1991. These 49 papers cover a wide range of topics. While some describe the history and background of lysimetry, others discuss the design and operation of various types of electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic weighing lysimeters, drainage lysimeters, and lysimeters for environmental studies. The rest of the papers cover such topics as data acquisition systems, environmental requirements necessary for accurate measurement of evapotranspiration (Et), and the development of Et equations and cropping factors.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Data collection
Design
Drainage
Environmental issues
Evapotranspiration
Measurement