Authors

Eliot Epstein

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Description

Drought has been defined in many different terms and interpreted in different ways by meteorologists, hydrologists, and agriculturists. Essentially, the interpretation has depended on the means of evaluation. Hydrologists are essentially concerned with precipitation and runoff and often defines drought as a given period without rain. Agriculturists define drought in terms of soil moisture as related to crop growth. This publication presents many different graphs and maps on precipitation, evapotranspiration, and soil-plant relationships.

Document Type

Article

Volume

69

Publication Date

4-1-1974

Publisher

Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station

City

Orono

Keywords

droughts

Disciplines

Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology