Where does our water go?

Results - Bar Graphs:

  • The lowest seasonal evapotranspiration occurs during winter.
  • The highest seasonal evapotranspiration happens during summer, because solar radiation is highest during this season.

  • Comparing the average evapotranspiration rates by region, you can tell that the piedmont has the highest while a close second is the coastal plain. The Laurel Springs maximum value might be a bad data point.

  • As you can see from this graph, the order of seasons from smallest to largest in evapotranspiration rates is winter, autumn, spring, summer.

  • The spring and fall air temperatures were very similar and the winter and summer were basically the opposites.

  • Relative humidity appears to stay the same most of the year. This idea could help future researchers who look at relative humidity seasonal data.

  • Solar radiation is similar in winter and autumn, and spring and summer have similar values as well.

  • This data does not show any real trend over the different stations or regions. This may be because of the data being drawn from maximums, and each station is likely to have high maximum solar radiation values at some point in every season.

  • Franklin seems exceptionally higher that the other stations I think this may be because it is on the top of a mountain and it is more exposed to high winds.

  • The soil temperature has a distinct ascending order of winter, spring, autumn, summer.

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