Where does our water go?


  • The coastal plain and the piedmont had the highest average evapotranspiration, which partially agrees with my hypothesis because I didn't expect the piedmont region to have such high evapotranspiration.
  • The highest seasonal evapotranspiration was found in summer. The lowest seasonal evapotranspiration was found in winter.
  • The variables that affect the rate of evapotranspiration the most were the solar radiation, which had the highest correlation, and the soil temperature.
  • My first hypothesis was partially correct, I was right in saying that winter would have lowest rates and summer would have higher rates, I was incorrect in saying that spring and fall would be the closest but in truth the spring was closer to summer and fall was closer winter.
  • I was wrong in guessing that humidity would have a big affect on evapotranspiration, because it had almost no correlation.
  • I was correct in assuming that solar radiation would have a strong positive correlation to evapotranspiration.

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