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Lake Evaporation in a Hyper-Arid Environment, Northwest of China—Measurement and Estimation

Xiao Liu; Jingjie Yu; Ping Wang; Yichi Zhang; Chaoyang Du;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2016 Journal: Water, volume 8, page 527 (eissn: 2073-4441, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Lake evaporation is a critical component of the hydrological cycle. Quantifying lake evaporation in hyper-arid regions by measurement and estimation can both provide reliable potential evaporation (ET0) reference and promote a deeper understanding of the regional hydrological process and its response towards changing climate. We placed a floating E601 evaporation pan on East Juyan Lake, which is representative of arid regions’ terminal lakes, to measure daily evaporation and conducted simultaneous bankside synoptic observation during the growing season of 2013–2015. A semi-empirical evaporation model derived from Dalton model was parameterized and validated with...
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free text keywords: Arid, Weather station, Pan evaporation, Water cycle, Growing season, Hydrology, Potential evaporation, Evaporation, Geology, lake evaporation measurement, evaporation model, floating E601 evaporation pan, lake evaporation time series, Lower Heihe River, East Juyan Lake, Hydraulic engineering, TC1-978, Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes, TD201-500
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