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Soil Genesis and Development, Scenario 1 - Agroecosystem Soil, Food and Fiber

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Climate and Soil Moisture

Climate and Soil Moisture

Use the maps below to determine the climate and soil moisture content of the Bama and Holdrege soils. There are questions that follow the images.

 







             
Nebraska average annual precipitation. Note: The precipitation is measured in inches.
Image courtesy of worldatlas.com

 
              Alabama average annual precipitation. Note: The precipitation is measured in inches. Image courtesy of worldatlas.com
 

 
Nebraska and Alabama average temperature. Note. The temperature is measured in Farhenheit. Image courtesy of http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/USclimate/
 



 
Question 1a: What is the average temperature in Alabama‏? 
(Note: use the precipitation and temperature maps above)

A. 40-50 ° F
B. 50-60 ° F
C. 60-70 ° F

 
 
Question 1b: What is the average temperature in Nebraska?
(Note: use the precipitation and temperature maps above)

A. 40-50 ° F
B. 50-60 ° F
C. 60-70 ° F



 
Question 2a: What is the average precipitation in Alabama‏‏?
(Note: use the precipitation and temperature maps above)

A. 52-54 inches
B. 54-56 inches
C. 56-58 inches

 
 
Question 2b: What is the average precipitation in Nebraska?
(Note: use the precipitation and temperature maps above)

A. 20-22 inches
B. 22-24 inches
C. 24-26 inches



 
Question 3a: What is the soil moisture regime of Alabama‏?

A. Udic
B. Aquic
C. Xeric

To review this concept click on the links: Soil Genesis and Development Lesson 6.5
 
 
Question 3b: What is the soil moisture regime of Nebraska‏?

A. Typic Ustic
B. Aridic Ustic
C. Udic Ustic

To review this concept click on the links: Soil Genesis and Development Lesson 6.5

 

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