Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Wax, Charles L.

Committee Member

Rodgers III, John C.

Committee Member

Brown, Michael E.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science


College of Arts and Sciences


Department of Geosciences


Daily pan evaporation data are poorly collected. This thesis uses different methods to correct these inadequate data, and make them usuable for many scientific purposes. Nine Southeastern region states with a total of 83 evaporation sites were chosen to represent the study region. These data were corrected to be serially complete and homogeneously sound for the entire stations' period of record. After the data corrections were made, temporal and spatial analyses were completed. These analyses help display the functionality of these corrected data. This study provides an enhanced understanding of the evaporation regime of the Southeastern region and makes an enormous amout of usable data available. These data sets are contributed to the literature for use in future research, and are distributed to all State and Regional Climate Centers in the Southeastern region.



water resources||hydrology||climate||evaporation