(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Evapotranspiration estimation methods in hydrological models

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHAO L. (1 2) ; XIA J. (3 1) ; XU C.-Y. (4) ; WANG Z. (1) ; SOBKOWIAK L. (5) ; LONG C. (6) ;
(1) Key Lab. of Water Cycle and Related Land Surface Processes, Inst. of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, CHINE
(2) Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, CHINE
(3) State Key Lab. of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Univ., Wuhan, CHINE
(4) Dep. of Geosciences, Univ., Oslo, NORVEGE
(5) Dep. of Hydrology and Water Management, Inst. of Physical Geography and Environmental Planning, Adam Mickiewicz Univ., Poznan, POLOGNE
(6) Water Conservancy Bureau, Puyang, CHINE


This paper firstly summarizes the evapotranspiration estimation methods applied in hydrological models and then classifies them into the integrated converting methods and the classification gathering methods by their mechanism. Integrated converting methods are usually used in hydrological models and 2 differences exist among them : one is in the potential evaporation estimation methods, while the other is in the function for defining relationship between potential evaporation and actual evapotranspiration. Different evapotranspiration calculation methods are used depending on the complexity of the hydrological model, and importance and difficulty in the selection of the most suitable evapotranspiration methods is discussed. Finally, this paper points out the prospective development trends of the evapotranspiration estimating methods in hydrological modeling


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no2 [pp. 359-369]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : 1 fig., 3 tabl.



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