constants {Evapotranspiration} R Documentation

## Constants Required for Calculating Evapotranspriation

### Description

This data set contains the universal constants, and examples of other variable constants required for calculating evapotranspiration in function `ET`, based on the climatic condition at Kent Town station in Adelaide, Australia.

### Usage

`data(constants)`

### Format

A list containing 36 constant values including:

- 20 universal constants, which should be kept unchanged for most conditions:

lambda latent heat of evaporisationin = 2.45 MJ.kg^-1 at 20 degree Celcius,
sigma Stefan-Boltzmann constant = 4.903*10^-9 MJ.K^-4.m^-2.day^-1,
Gsc solar constant = 0.0820 MJ.m^-2.min^-1
Roua mean density of air = 1.2 kg.m^-3 at 20 degree Celcius
Ca specific heat of air = 0.001013 MJ.kg^-1.K^-1
G soil heat flux negligible for daily time-step = 0 (Allen et al., 1998, page 68)
alphaA Albedo for Class-A pan = 0.14

alphaPT Priestley-Taylor coefficient:
= 1.26 for Priestley-Taylor formula (Priestley and Taylor, 1972, Sect. 6; Eichinger et al., 1996, p.163);
= 1.31 for Szilagyi-Jozsa formula (Szilagyi and Jozsa, 2008);
= 1.28 for Brutsaert-Strickler formula (Brutsaert and Strickler, 1979),

ap constant in Penpan formula = 2.4,
b0 constant in Morton's procedure = 1 (Chiew and McMahon, 1991, Table A1),
b1 constant in Morton's procedure = 14 W.m^-2 (Chiew and McMahon, 1991, Table A1),
b2 constant in Morton's procedure = 1.2 (Chiew and McMahon, 1991, Table A1),
e0 constant for Blaney-Criddle formula = 0.81917 (Frevert et al., 1983, Table 1),
e1 constant for Blaney-Criddle formula = -0.0040922 (Frevert et al., 1983, Table 1),
e2 constant for Blaney-Criddle formula = 1.0705 (Frevert et al., 1983, Table 1),
e3 constant for Blaney-Criddle formula = 0.065649 (Frevert et al., 1983, Table 1),
e4 constant for Blaney-Criddle formula = -0.0059864 (Frevert et al., 1983, Table 1),
e5 constant for Blaney-Criddle formula = -0.0005967 (Frevert et al., 1983, Table 1),
epsilonMo Land surface emissivity in Morton's procedure = 0.92,
sigmaMo Stefan-Boltzmann constant in Morton's procedure = 5.67e-08 W.m^-2.K^-4.

- 16 variable constants, which are specific for the climatic condition at Kent Town station in Adelaide, Australia:

lat latitude = -34.9211 degrees for Kent Town station,
as fraction of extraterrestrial radiation reaching earth on sunless days = 0.23 for Australia (Roderick, 1999, page 181),
bs difference between fracion of extraterrestrial radiation reaching full-sun days and that on sunless days = 0.5 for Australia (Roderick, 1999, page 181),
Elev ground elevation above mean sea level = 48m for Kent Town station,
z height of wind instrument = 10m for Kent Town station,

fz constant in Morton's procedure:
= 28.0 W.m^-2.mbar^-1 for CRAE model for T >= 0 degree Celcius;
= 28.0*1.15 W.m^-2.mbar^-1 for CRAE model for T < 0 degree Celcius;
= 25.0 W.m^-2.mbar^-1 for CRWE model for T >= 0 degree Celcius;
= 28.75 W.m^-2.mbar^-1 for CRWE model for T < 0 degree Celcius (Morton, 1983a, page65).

a_0 constant for estimating sunshine hours from cloud cover data = 11.9 for Adelaide (Chiew and McMahon, 1991, Table A1),
b_0 constant for estimating sunshine hours from cloud cover data = -0.15 for Adelaide,
c_0 constant for estimating sunshine hours from cloud cover data = -0.25 for Adelaide,
d_0 constant for estimating sunshine hours from cloud cover data = -0.0107 for Adelaide, gammaps product of Psychrometric constant and atmospheric pressure as sea level:
= 0.66 mbar. degree Celcius^-1 for CRAE model for T >= 0 degree Celcius;
= 0.66/1.15 mbar. degree Celcius^-1 for CRAE model for T < 0 degree Celcius.
PA annual precipitation = 285.8mm for Kent Town station,

alphaMo constant in Morton's procedure:
= 17.27 when T >= 0 degree Celcius;
= 21.88 when T < 0 degree Celcius.

betaMo constant in Morton's procedure:
= 237.3 degree Celcius when T >= 0 degree Celcius;
= 265.5 degree Celcius when T < 0 degree Celcius.

lambdaMo latent heat of vaporisation in Morton's procedure:
= 28.5W.day.kg^-1 when T >= 0 degree Celcius;
= 28.5*1.15W.day.kg^-1 when T < 0 degree Celcius.

### Source

various references

`defaultconstants`