An advection‐aridity evaporation model


Journal Article

Actual evaporation is calculated by means of an advection‐aridity complementary model which requires, as input, the meteorological data used in classical combination models. The main advantage of the model is that it does not require site‐specific calibration. The advection‐aridity formulation presented here includes the effect of atmospheric stability, which can be important to describe the diurnal evaporation variation, and a theoretical model of the scalar roughness height. A parameterization for advection over the surface of interest is incorporated which allows the model to be used for a wide range of natural conditions. The model was found to give good agreement with evaporation measurements obtained with a large sensitive lysimeter over a bare soil field. Copyright 1992 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Parlange, MB; Katul, GG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 127 - 132

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-7973

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0043-1397

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1029/91WR02482

Citation Source

  • Scopus