Chang Jiang River Basin Soil Moisture for January 1985 - 1999

Evaporation is by and large low though the basin from Dec. to Jan. For Feb to April the N.W. most extreme region has low evaporation due the low temperatures in the high Tibetan plateau. From April onwards evaporation estimates increase throughout the basin as temperatures and rainfall increases in these moths. From Oct onwards start to see a decreasing evaporation coinciding with lessening in rainfall and temperatures.

Soil moisture legend as percentages

Soil moisture legend as percentages

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