1. General Model Information

Name: POTENTIAL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION

Acronym: PET


Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry, hydrology
Organization level:
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: evapotranspiration, Et, Thornthwaite

Contact:

IFAS Software Support
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University of Florida
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Author(s):

Abstract:

Uses the Thornthwaite method of computing potential evapotranspiration (PET). Using the monthly average air temperature of the location for which PET is to be calculated, it will compute the PET in centimeters per month then convert it to inches per month. There are no correction factors for different vegetation types.

Author of the abstract:

Centre for Computer-based Learning in Land Use and Environmental Sciences (CLUES)
This program is no longer maintained.


II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): IBM PC

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s):

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III. Mathematical Information


III.1 Mathematics


III.2 Quantities


III.2.1 Input

III.2.2 Output


IV. References



V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

  • CLIMATE SUB-MODEL of TORTOISE
  • ETPOT1_0
  • EVAPOTRA



    VI. Additional remarks


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    last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:47 CEST 2002

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