Understanding the Budyko Equation
AbstractThe Budyko equation has achieved iconic status in hydrology for its concise and accurate representation of the relationship between annual evapotranspiration and long-term-average water and energy balance at catchment scales. Accelerating anthropogenic land-use and climate change have sparked a renewed interest in predictive applications of the Budyko equation to analyze future scenarios important to water resource management. These applications, in turn, have inspired a number of attempts to derive mathematical models of the Budyko equation from a variety of specific assumptions about the original Budyko hypothesis. Here, we show that the Budyko equation and all extant models of it can be derived rigorously from a single mathematical assumption concerning the Budyko hypothesis. The implications of this fact for parametric models of the Budyko equation also are explored. View Full-Text
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Sposito, G. Understanding the Budyko Equation. Water 2017, 9, 236.
Sposito G. Understanding the Budyko Equation. Water. 2017; 9(4):236.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sposito, Garrison. 2017. "Understanding the Budyko Equation." Water 9, no. 4: 236.
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