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DiGiovanni et al. 2018

DiGiovanni, K., F. Montalto, and S. Gaffin, 2018: A comparative analysis of micrometeorological determinants of evapotranspiration rates within a heterogeneous urban environment. J. Hydrol., 562, 223-243, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.067.

Variability in micrometeorological conditions and their influence on estimated reference evapotranspiration (RET) rates were evaluated across a heterogeneous urban environment. Micrometeorological data sets (incoming solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed) were collected over a one-year period at six weather stations in New York City, NY (USA). Weather stations are located at four new urban green space monitoring sites and two airports. Reference evapotranspiration (RET) rates were estimated from the micrometeorological data sets for a short reference surface at a daily time-step using the ASCE Standardized Reference Evapotranspiration Equation, a Penman-Monteith based combination equation. Non-parametric comparative statistical analyses (Kruskal-Wallis) revealed statistically significant differences (at significance level α = 0.05) in micrometeorological conditions and estimated RET rates between the six sites. On a cumulative annual basis, estimated RET varied by up to 40 percent between the sites. A new technique for adjusting weather data collected at one location (e.g. regional airports) for use at another location (e.g. interior engineered urban green spaces) was evaluated. The study highlights the importance, for accurate estimation of ET, of onsite micrometeorological data sets, but concludes that additional research is needed to more thoroughly characterize micrometeorological variability across heterogeneous urban environments, and also to evaluate the influence of non-meteorological determinants, e.g. vegetation type, soil/media type, media moisture conditions and anthropogenic heat fluxes, on urban ET.

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@article{di08100s,
  author={DiGiovanni, K. and Montalto, F. and Gaffin, S.},
  title={A comparative analysis of micrometeorological determinants of evapotranspiration rates within a heterogeneous urban environment},
  year={2018},
  journal={J. Hydrol.},
  volume={562},
  pages={223--243},
  doi={10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.067},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - di08100s
AU  - DiGiovanni, K.
AU  - Montalto, F.
AU  - Gaffin, S.
PY  - 2018
TI  - A comparative analysis of micrometeorological determinants of evapotranspiration rates within a heterogeneous urban environment
JA  - J. Hydrol.
VL  - 562
SP  - 223
EP  - 243
DO  - 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.067
ER  -

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