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Drop size distributions for irrigation sprinklers

Kincaid, D.C. and Solomon, K.H. and Oliphant, J.C. (1996) Drop size distributions for irrigation sprinklers. Transactions of the ASAE. 39(3):839-845.

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A set of drop size distribution data is presented covering a wide range of sprinkler types including single
nozzle impact sprinklers with straight bore and square nozzles, and sprayheads with various types of deflector plates.
Drop sizes were measured by the laser-optical method and comparisons with other types of drop size measurement
techniques are presented. Distributions are parameterized with an exponential function, and a method is provided to
estimate the parameters given the sprinkler type, nozzle size, and pressure head.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 0906
Subjects: Irrigation > Sprinkler irrigation
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:54
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 22:52
Item ID: 660