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The aerodynamics of pan evaporation

Lim, Wee Ho; Roderick, Michael; Hobbins, Michael; Wong, Suan Chin; Groeneveld, Petrus (Peter); Sun, Fubao; Farquhar, Graham


In response to worldwide observations reporting a decline in pan evaporation over the last 30-50 years, we developed an instrumented US Class A pan that replicated an operational pan at Canberra Airport in Australia. The aim of the experimental facility was to investigate the physics of pan evaporation under non-steady state conditions. By monitoring the water level at 5-min intervals we were able to calculate the evaporation rate and thereby determine the short-term mass balance of the pan....[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.08.006


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