Messenger, A. Steven||Stevens, George P.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Earth Science
Soil moisture||Droughts--Prairie Peninsula
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.
Britton, Wayne A., "Computed soil moisture patterns in and around the Prairie Peninsula during the great drought of 1933-34" (1967). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1896.
ix, 30 pages
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