Title

Calibration of Valiantzas' reference evapotranspiration equations for the Pilbara region, Western Australia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Springer-Verlag Wien

School

School of Engineering

RAS ID

20944

Comments

Originally published as: Ahooghalandari, M., Khiadani, M., & Jahromi, M. E. (2016). Calibration of Valiantzas’ reference evapotranspiration equations for the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128(3), 845 - 856. Article available here.

Abstract

Reference evapotranspiration (ET0) is a critical component of water resources management and planning. Different methods have been developed to estimate ET0 with various required data. In this study, Hargreaves, Turc, Oudin, Copais, Abtew methods and three forms of Valiantzas’ formulas, developed in recent years, were used to estimate ET0 for the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The estimated ET0 values from these methods were compared with those from the FAO-56 Penman-Monteith (PM) method. The results showed that the Copais methods and two of Valiantzas’ equations, in their original forms, are suitable for estimating ET0 for the study area. A modification of Honey-Bee Mating Optimization (MHBMO) algorithm was further implemented, and three Valiantzas’ equations for a region located in the southern hemisphere were calibrated.

DOI

10.1007/s00704-016-1744-7

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