The impact of evolution of Oklahama's winter wheat crop on monthly and daily averaged surface temperature and moisture fields was analyzed. It was found that as vegetation grew across the wheat belt, maximum daily temperatures were cooler than those measured over adjacent regions of dormant grasslands. It was also found that as green-up of grasslands occurred during May, the cool anomaly over the wheat belt disappeared. Monthly averaged values of maximum and minimum daily dew points (DMAX) and (DMIN) indicated a slight moist bias during the early spring across the wheat belt, particularly during March.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atmospheric Science