Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Messenger, A. Steven||Stevens, George P.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Earth Science

LCSH

Soil moisture||Droughts--Prairie Peninsula

Abstract

Soil moisture patterns were derived for a classical drought in and around the Prairie Peninsula. Weather data was collected from the first order weather stations within the midwest, and using Thornthwaite's water balance computations, soil moisture patterns for the drought years 1933-34 were computed and plotted on maps. Spring soil moisture storage and moisture deficits were computed using an available soil moisture holding capacity of 14 Inches. Iso-lines of available soil moisture and moisture deficits for the spring of 1934 exhibit patterns which are generally peninsular, some of which closely outline the area that Transeau designated as the Prairie Peninsula.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes maps.

Extent

ix, 30 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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