Harbeck research files donated


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The collected papers and research files of G. Earl Harbeck (deceased), noted U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research hydraulic engineer, have recently been donated by the USGS Gulf Coast Hydroscience Center to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi (University, Miss.). Harbeck performed important research in evaporation and evapotranspiration phenomena during the 1950s and 1960s that led to modern water and energy budget methods for lakes, streams, and reservoirs that are widely used today. Many of the papers in his files are unique; others have importance in the historical progression of evaporation research in lakes. Researchers or students interested in gaining access to the files may contact Robert M. Hackett, Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, for details.