Spatial Patterns and Influence Factors of Conversion Coefficients between Two Typical Pan Evaporimeters in China
AbstractPan measurement is a reliable and efficient method for indicating the evaporative demand of the atmosphere. There are several types of pan evaporimeters worldwide, and the estimation of the conversion coefficients (Kp) between them is necessary in hydrologic research. In China, E601B pans were installed at all meteorological stations beginning in 1998. They replaced the 20 cm pans (φ20). To fully use the records from the two pans and obtain long-term pan evaporation, the spatial patterns of Kp between φ20 and E601B and the factors that influence Kp are investigated based on records from 573 national meteorological stations from 1998 to 2001. In this study, The results show that higher Kp values are found in southwestern regions and lower values are found in northeastern regions during the warm seasons (from May to September), while Kp values are lower during warm seasons than during cold seasons (from October to April the following year). In addition, net radiation was found to be the dominant climate factor that affects variations in Kp, followed by relative humidity and the vapor pressure deficit. This study can improve the benefit of not only the selection of appropriate evaporimeters by meteorological departments, but also of the study of temporal variability and trends in the evaporative demand. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Liu, C.; Liang, K. Spatial Patterns and Influence Factors of Conversion Coefficients between Two Typical Pan Evaporimeters in China. Water 2016, 8, 422.
Li Y, Liu C, Liang K. Spatial Patterns and Influence Factors of Conversion Coefficients between Two Typical Pan Evaporimeters in China. Water. 2016; 8(10):422.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yanzhong; Liu, Changming; Liang, Kang. 2016. "Spatial Patterns and Influence Factors of Conversion Coefficients between Two Typical Pan Evaporimeters in China." Water 8, no. 10: 422.
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