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A generalized complementary relationship between actual and potential evaporation defined by a reference surface temperature

Aminzadeh, Milad; Roderick, Michael; Or, Dani


The definition of potential evaporation remains widely debated despite its centrality for hydrologic and climatic models. We employed an analytical pore-scale representation of evaporation from terrestrial surfaces to define potential evaporation using a hypothetical steady state reference temperature that is common to both air and evaporating surface. The feedback between drying land surfaces and overlaying air properties, central in the Bouchet (1963) complementary relationship, is implicitly...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Water Resources Research
DOI: 10.1002/2015WR017969
Access Rights: Open Access


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