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Comparison of some empirical equations for estimating daily reference evapotranspiration

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Author(s): Trajković Slaviša | Gocić Milan

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: reference evapotranspiration | Penman-Monteith | Class A pan | Policoro

ABSTRACT
In this paper, results of certain empirical equations for estimating the daily reference evapotranspiration for the area of southern Italy have been given. Evaluation of the daily values of evapotranspiration of Policoro was conducted by the following equations: FAO-56Penman-Monteith (FAOPM), FAO-24 Penman (FAOPn), FAO-24 Blaney-Criddle (FAOBC), FAO-24 Radiation (FAOR), FAO-24 Pan, Priestley-Tailor (PT) and Hargreaves (HARG). The results strongly support the use of the FAO-24 pan and FAO-56 Penman-Monteith equations for the calculation of daily reference evapotranspiration at the location of Policoro.
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