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Irrigation- Oriented ET Models for the Great Plains

Jensen, Marvin E. and Wright, James L. (1970) Irrigation- Oriented ET Models for the Great Plains. pp. 67-68. In: Proc. "Evapotranspiration in the Great Plains" Seminar. USA-TX-Bushland, 1970/03/23-25.

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An evapotranspiration (ET) model is a mathematical expression
relating the major climate, crop, and soil variables to ET. Modeling
is a systematic and organized approach to solving a problem. It
requires a look at the "whole picture" and not just the segments of
interest. It also requires work on the entire system under natural
environments and not segments of the system under artificial environments.
Modeling enables researchers to develop more rigorous hypotheses
before establishing experiments, thereby minimizing wasted effort
and replowing old ground. The experience a researcher gains in developing
a basic model for a segment of his work is invaluable since modeling
requires establishing quantitative relationships, a consideration of
all major variables, and long-range planning. Finally, contrary to
popular opinions, models need not be extremely complex to be useful.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0196
Subjects: Water > Evapotranspiration
Research methodology
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:56
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 20:43
Item ID: 972