Energy Use and Irrigation Scheduling for Efficient Water Use
Texas High Plains Evapotranspiration (TXHPET) network personnel continued to operate and maintain the network of 15 to 18 weather stations to provide timely weather and evapotranspiration (ET) data in support of related research and extension projects. This network provided computational and dissemination services including a listserv email program to supply data to researchers on a daily basis. Approximately 1.7 million pages of ET and meteorological data were distributed by the TXHPET system over the duration of this agreement. The data were utilized in 21 refereed journal articles and 156 other publications and presentations, as well as in numerous other publications by other (non-related CRIS projects based at USDA-ARS Lubbock, Texas A&M University, West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service). The project also developed a research design for infrastructure expansion of the reference ET facility at Bushland for advanced aerodynamic studies. In addition, a new web based user profile using the TXHPET network data is under development to provide more integrated tools and greater benefit to users.