Research and analysis

Estimation of open water evaporation

In order to provide improved and consistent estimates of open water evaporation, this project evaluated the current estimation methods.

Documents

Estimation of Open Water Evaporation A Review of Methods

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Estimation of Open Water Evaporation Guidance for Environment Agency Practioners

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Details

Estimates of evaporation from open water are increasingly required for several Environment Agency functions. These estimates are used mainly for water balance studies to support appraisals of applications for abstraction licences, in wetlands and in still waters management.

Published 1 October 2001