A Penman‐Brutsaert Model for wet surface evaporation


Journal Article

An atmospheric stability Penman‐Brutsaert model for wet surface evaporation is developed for short time prediction of the diurnal latent heat flux. Monin‐Obukhov similarity theory is used in conjunction with a theoretical scalar roughness length for bluff rough surfaces in the formulation of the drying power of air. The robustness of the model is evaluated with lysimeter measurements of wet bare soil evaporation for a range of atmospheric conditions. Instances where radiation or local advection dominated were measured and modeled. Good agreement (r2 = 0.96) was obtained overall between the Penman‐Brutsaert derived evaporation rates and values measured by the lysimeters. Copyright 1992 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Katul, GG; Parlange, MB

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 121 - 126

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7973

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0043-1397

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1029/91WR02324

Citation Source

  • Scopus