EVAPOTRANSPIRATION INTENSIFIES OVER THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES By

@inproceedings{Szilgyi2001EVAPOTRANSPIRATIONIO,
  title={EVAPOTRANSPIRATION INTENSIFIES OVER THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES By},
  author={J{\'o}zsef Szil{\'a}gyi and Gabriel Katul and Marc Parlange},
  year={2001}
}
Using long-term (1948–1996) pan evaporation measurements, a 6% increase in warm-season (May–October) actual evapotranspiration (ET ) is computed over the conterminous United States between 1949 and 1996 via the complementary hypothesis. This predicted increase in ET is in agreement with the measured precipitation increase for the same period if long-term wet-surface ET is assumed to be constant. Long-term relative humidity and air temperature measurements express an increase in mean air… CONTINUE READING