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Evaporation Tasks

  1. observe local evaporation using a custom pan at the Science Center. See Pan Evaporation discussion for more details
  2. given area and water volume of wetlands (estimated by professor) calculate daily losses
  3. compare to lab day evaporation for Lake Lavon , about 10 miles down Wilson Creek
  4. also compare to evapotranspiration listed for lab day at the Texas Evapotranspiration Website (nearest site is Irving)
  5. at these rates how long will the wetlands stay wet? How frequently must they be refilled to stay wet? (how many times per year)

GEOS 3110 Professor's Notes, Summer 2007
Dr. T. Brikowski, U. Texas-Dallas. All rights reserved.