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Evaporation Atlas for the Contiguous U.S. (1956-1970)
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Abstract: Maps are presented showing the areal distribution of evaporation in
the contiguous 48 states (1) observed from Class A pans from May
through October, (2) estimated for a free water surface (FWS) with
negligible heat storage from May through October, and (3) estimated
for an FWS for the entire year. A map is presented of coefficients to
convert from pan evaporation to FWS evaporation. Sources of ... View entire text
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Description: Evaporation Atlas for the Contiguous U.S. (1956-1970)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 25.0   E: -65.0   W: -125.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1956-01-01
Stop Date: 1970-12-30
Quality Quality control: Only data from standard installations were used.
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National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (703) 487-4650
Fax: (703) 321-8547
Fax: (703) 321-9038
Contact Address:
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
U.S. Department of Commerce
5285 Port Royal Road
City: Springfield
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22161
Country: USA
Farnsworth, Richard K.; and Thompson, Edwin S (1982), Evaporation atlas for the contiguous 48 United States, NOAA Technical Report NWS 33., (NTIS order number PB83-122440, NOAA, Washington, DC, price A07
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23