Model for predicting evaporation from a row crop with incomplete cover

  title={Model for predicting evaporation from a row crop with incomplete cover},
  author={Joe T. Ritchie},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  • J. Ritchie
  • Published 1 October 1972
  • Geology
  • Water Resources Research
A model is presented for calculating the daily evaporation rate from a crop surface. It applies to a row crop canopy situation in which the soil water supply to the plant roots is not limited and the crop has not come into an advanced stage of maturation or senescence. The crop evaporation rate is calculated by adding the soil surface and plant surface components (each of these requiring daily numbers for the leaf area index), the potential evaporation, the rainfall, and the net radiation above… 

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