wetbulb.temp {bigleaf} R Documentation

## Wet-Bulb Temperature

### Description

calculates the wet bulb temperature, i.e. the temperature that the air would have if it was saturated.

### Usage

wetbulb.temp(
Tair,
pressure,
VPD,
accuracy = 0.001,
Esat.formula = c("Sonntag_1990", "Alduchov_1996", "Allen_1998"),
constants = bigleaf.constants()
)


### Arguments

 Tair Air temperature (deg C) pressure Atmospheric pressure (kPa) VPD Vapor pressure deficit (kPa) accuracy Accuracy of the result (deg C) Esat.formula Optional: formula to be used for the calculation of esat and the slope of esat. One of "Sonntag_1990" (Default), "Alduchov_1996", or "Allen_1998". See Esat.slope. constants cp - specific heat of air for constant pressure (J K-1 kg-1) eps - ratio of the molecular weight of water vapor to dry air (-) Pa2kPa - conversion pascal (Pa) to kilopascal (kPa) Le067 - Lewis number for water vapor to the power of 0.67

### Details

Wet-bulb temperature (Tw) is calculated from the following expression:

e = Esat(Tw) - Le067 * gamma * (Tair - Tw)

The equation is solved for Tw using optimize. Actual vapor pressure e (kPa) is calculated from VPD using the function VPD.to.e. The psychrometric constant gamma (kPa K-1) is calculated from psychrometric.constant. Le067 is the Lewis number for water vapor to the power of 0.67 and represents the ratio of aerodynamic resistance to water vapor and heat. Le067 * gamma is sometimes referred to as the 'modified psychrometric constant (gamma*).

### Value

 Tw - wet-bulb temperature (degC)

### References

Monteith J.L., Unsworth M.H., 2013: Principles of Environmental Physics. Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere. 4th edition. Academic Press.

### Examples

wetbulb.temp(Tair=c(20,25),pressure=100,VPD=c(1,1.6))



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