ET.Linacre

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Linacre Formulation

Implementing the Linacre formulation for estimating actual evapotranspiration.

Keywords
evapotranspiration, Linacre, actual evapotranspiration
Usage
# S3 method for Linacre
ET(data, constants, ts="daily", …)
Arguments
data

A list of data which contains the following items (climate variables) required by Linacre formulation: Tmax, Tmin, Tdew

constants

A list named constants consists of constants required for the calculation of Linacre formulation which must contain the following items: Elev - ground elevation above mean sea level in m, lat - latitude in degrees.

ts

Must be either daily, monthly or annual, which indicates the disired time step that the output ET estimates should be on. Default is daily.

Dummy for generic function, no need to define.

Details

This formulation provides a single calculation method with no alternatives available.

Value

The function prints a calculation summary to the screen containing the following elements: - ET model name and ET quantity estimated - Time step of the output ET estimates (i.e. the value of argument ts) - Units of the output ET estimates - Time duration of the ET estimation - Number of ET estimates obtained in the entire time-series - Basic statistics of the estimated ET time-series including mean, max and min values.

The function also generates a list containing the following components, which is saved into a csv file named as ET_Linacre.csv in the working directory:

ET.Daily

Daily aggregated estimations of Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.Monthly

Monthly aggregated estimations of Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.Annual

Annually aggregated estimations of Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.MonthlyAve

Monthly averaged estimations of daily Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.AnnualAve

Annually averaged estimations of daily Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET_formulation

Name of the formulation used which equals to Linacre.

ET_type

Type of the estimation obtained which is Actual Evapotranspiration.

References

Linacre, E. T. 1977. A simple formula for estimating evaporation rates in various climates, using temperature data alone. Agricultural meteorology, 18, 409-424.

See Also

ET,data,defaultconstants,constants

Aliases
  • ET.Linacre
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# Use processed existing data set and constants from kent Town, Adelaide
data("processeddata")
data("constants")

# Call ET.Linacre under the generic function ET
results <- ET.Linacre(data, constants, ts="daily") 
# }
Documentation reproduced from package Evapotranspiration, version 1.10, License: GPL (>= 2)

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