Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.

Abstract

This project examined localized precipitation events, which occurred in the Colorado Basin area, to determine if dams and agriculture have increased the average number of precipitation events by an increase in evapotranspiration. It appears using graphical analysis of localized precipitation data that the average precipitation events have increased. This project also examined the possible effect increased precipitation events might have on cryptobiotic soil crusts in nearby areas.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Share

COinS