Modelling sub-daily evaporation from a small reservoir

McGloin, Ryan, McGowan, Hamish, McJannet, David and Burn, Stewart (2013). Modelling sub-daily evaporation from a small reservoir. In: 10th EGU General Assembly: Conference Abstracts. EGU2013: 10th European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, (1-1). 7-12 April, 2013.

Author McGloin, Ryan
McGowan, Hamish
McJannet, David
Burn, Stewart
Title of paper Modelling sub-daily evaporation from a small reservoir
Conference name EGU2013: 10th European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2013
Conference location Vienna, Austria
Conference dates 7-12 April, 2013
Proceedings title 10th EGU General Assembly: Conference Abstracts
Journal name Geophysical Research Abstracts
Place of Publication Goettingen, Germany
Publisher Copernicus
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Published abstract
Open Access Status
ISSN 1029-7006
Volume 15
Issue EGU2013-2395
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Accurate quantification of evaporation from small water storages is essential for water management and is also required as input in some regional hydrological and meteorological models. Global estimates of the number of small storages or lakes (< 0.1 kilometers) are estimated to be in the order of 300 million (Downing et al., 2006). However, direct evaporation measurements at small reservoirs using the eddy covariance or scintillometry techniques have been limited due to their expensive and complex nature. To correctly represent the effect that small water bodies have on the regional hydrometeorology, reliable estimates of sub-daily evaporation are necessary. However, evaporation modelling studies at small reservoirs have so far been limited to quantifying daily estimates. In order to ascertain suitable methods for accurately modelling hourly evaporation from a small reservoir, this study compares evaporation results measured by the eddy covariance method at a small reservoir in southeast Queensland, Australia, to results from several modelling approaches using both over-water and land-based meteorological measurements...
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Institutional Status UQ

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