Evapotranspiration: Principles and Applications for Water Management, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover


Principles and Applications for Water Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Megh R Goyal, Eric W. Harmsen

Apple Academic Press

628 pages | 201 B/W Illus.

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This book covers topics on the basic models, assessments, and techniques to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) for practical applications in agriculture, forestry, and urban science. This simple and thorough guide provides the information and techniques necessary to develop, manage, interpret, and apply evapotranspiration ET data to practical applications. The simplicity of the contents assists technicians in developing ET data for effective water management.

Table of Contents


Historical Evolution of Evapotranspiration Methods

Water Vapor Flux Models for Agriculture

Direct Measurement of Transpiration

Design of Lysimeter for Turfgrass Water Use

Evapotranspiration: Meteorological

Evaporation Estimations with Neural Networks

Pan Evaporation Modeling: Indian Agriculture

Evaporation for Cypress and Pine Forests: Florida, USA


Evapotranspiration for Pinelands: New Jersey, USA

Water Management in Citrus

Vegetation Water Demand and Basin Water Availability in Mexico

Turfgrass Deficit Irrigation Practices for Water

Evapotranspiration for Saudi Arabia: Modified Hargreaves Model

ET with Distant Weather Stations: Saudi Arabia

Actual Evapotranspiration using LANDSAT 5 TM in Thailand

Sensor Based Irrigation Scheduling

Snow Budgeting and Water


Historical Overview of Evapotranspiration in Puerto Rico

Reference Evapotranspiration for Colombia

Water Management for Agronomic Crops in Trinidad

Crop Water Stress Index for Common Beans

Temperature versus Elevation Relationships: Evapotranspiration

Generation of Missing Climatic Data: Puerto Rico

Estimation of Pan Evaporation Coefficients

Daily Evapotranspiration Estimations using Satellite Remote Sensing

Vapor Flux Measurement System

Climate Change Impacts on Agricultural Water Resources: 2090

Evapotranspiration using Satellite Remote Sensing for the Tropical Climate

Water Management in Sweet Peppers

Web Based Irrigation Scheduling

Calibration of Pyranometers and Satellite-Derived Solar Radiation

About the Editors

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, was born in India. He received his BSc degree in agricultural engineering in 1971 from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - India; his MSc degree in 1977 and PhD degree in 1979 from the Ohio State University, Columbus; and his master of divinity degree in 2001 from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

Since 1971, he has worked as Soil Conservation Inspector and Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and the Ohio State University; as well as Research Agricultural Engineer at Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus (UPRM). At present, he is a retired professor of agricultural and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico _ Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor for Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc.

He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in agricultural engineering in 1986 from the College of Engineers & Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the 20th Centuryî"by the ASABE _ Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneering work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of 42 years, he has received awards such as Scientist of the Year, Blue Ribbon Extension Award, Research Paper Award, Nolan Mitchell Young Extension Worker Award, Agricultural Engineer of the Year, Citations by Mayors of Juana Diaz and Ponce, Membership Grand Prize for ASAE Campaign, Felix Castro Rodriguez Academic Excellence, RashtryaRatan Award and Bharat Excellence Award and Gold Medal, Domingo Marrero Navarro Prize, Adopted son of Moca, Irrigation Protagonist of UPRM, Man of Drip Irrigation by Mayor of Municipalities of Mayaguez/ Caguas/ Ponce and Senate/ Secretary of Agriculture of ELA _ Puerto Rico. He has authored more than 200 journal articles and textbooks, including Biofluid Dynamics of Human Body Systems and Management of Drip/Trickle or Micro Irrigation by Apple Academic Press Inc.

Dr. Eric W. Harmsen received his BSc and MSc degrees in agricultural engineering from Michigan State University and PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin. He holds a professional engineer license. Currently he is currently a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus. He teaches courses in agricultural hydrology, agroclimatology and irrigation. He was previously Associate Research Editor of the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation (2001-2005) as well as a reviewer for many professional journals. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (U.S. and Puerto Rico Chapters), the Caribbean Food Crop Society, the Puerto Rico Society of Agricultural Scientists, and Gamma Sigma Delta (Agricultural Honor Society).

His research interests include measurement and modeling of all components of the hydrologic cycle; remote sensing of water and energy balance in the tropics; and agroclimatology. Some of Dr. Harmsen's water management related publications and presentation can be found at the following link: http://pragwater.com/selected-publications-and-presentations/

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply