PREDICTING TURFGRASS EVAPOTRANSPIRATION FROM CANOPY TEMPERATURE.

Donald C. Slack, Hamid Jalali-Farahani, David M. Kopec, Allan D. Matthias

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Abstract

The purpose of the research described in this paper was: to estimate evapotranspiration (ET) of Bermuda turfgrass (Cynodon dactylon, Midiron) in Tucson, Arizona using a surface energy balance approach; and to evaluate the method by comparison to daily ET values obtained from non-weighting lysimeters. The surface energy balance equation was solved for the latent heat term to estimate ET from Bermuda Turfgrass over a range of stress conditions. Resulting ET estimates were within 13% of measured ET values using empirically determined aerodynamic resistance values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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