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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BC3/S12.035

REVISITING THE THORNTHWAITE’S METHOD – CASE STUDY BASED ON DATA FROM THE VOINESTI EXPERIMENTAL HYDROLOGICAL STATION (ROMANIA)

C. Maftei, G. Minea
Monday 5 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Water Resources. Forest, Marine And Ocean Ecosystems, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-02-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 277 - 284 pp

ABSTRACT

Evapotranspiration is one of the most important processes of the hydrological cycle. Accurate estimation of evapotranspiration is essential for crop production, management of water resources, irrigation system programme, hydrological and environmental studies, even in hydrological modeling. In this context, the purpose of this paper is to present the results of calibration performed on the Thornthwaite equation compared to pan evaporation measurements. This study was performed on Voineşti Experimental Hydrological Station (VEHS), which belongs administratively to the National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management.

Keywords: evapotranspiration, Thornthwaite, VEHS