1st Edition

Fundamentals of Evapotranspiration

    176 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Fundamentals of Evapotranspiration aims to determine simple methods to evaluate evapotranspiration and to examine the evolution of these methods over time. It compares and contrasts best practices and discusses the opportunities for harmonization among various methods. Further, the book discusses optimal calibration of these methods in a local context, depending on particular climates and scenarios.

    • Examines the methods for evaluating evapotranspiration, considering the evaporation from water surfaces, soil, and vegetation.
    •  Addresses issues according to various regions, climates, and soil types, and applies the optimal solution for each situation.

    Introduction. Factors Affecting Evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration Estimation Methods. Empirical Methods: Some Examples. Crop Coefficient. Additional ET Models. Clothesline Effect. Semiarid and Arid Region Application. Humid Region Application. Partitioning Models. Partitioning Models. ET Learning Machine Models. ET Reduction for a Changing Climate. References.


    Alessia Corami completed her degree in Earth Science at University of Rome La Sapienza “Characterization of mortars and plasters from the archaeological site of Elaiussa Sebaste (Turkey) and from the Quintili’s Villa on the Ancient Appian way in Rome in 1998.” Later, she won a fellowship regarding isotopic chemistry at Geokarst srl AREA Science Park, analyzing organic and inorganic samples. In 2001 she won a fellowship at Georesources and Geoscience Institute of Italian CNR “Investigation on ancient emeralds to determine the original mine.” In 2002 she won a Ph.D. fellowship at University of Rome La Sapienza “Phosphate-induced heavy metals immobilization in aqueous solutions and soils.” During her Ph.D. work she spent seven months in the United States at Miami University (Ohio) working with Professor John Rakovan, attending GLG 699.E course “Scanning Probe Microscopy: Theory and Application,” and analyzing samples with AFM under Professor  Rakovan’s supervision. Later, she spent a period at Merced University (California) working with Professor Samuel J. Traina and analyzing samples at high temperature and high pressure. In 2005, 2006, and 2008 she went to ESRF in Grenoble working with Dr. D’Acapito, analyzing her Ph.D. samples. From 2007 she was a professor at Guglielmo Marconi University for five years, holding two courses, “Environmental Geology” and “Geomorphology.” In 2014 she was a visiting professor at Karl Eberhard University of Tübingen (Germany) holding course “(Bio)-remediation technologies” and a second one about “Climate Change.” During her career she published articles about archaeometry, geochemistry and remediation techniques. She is a supervisor for thesis degree, reviewer and international editorial board for some Scientific Journals, member of many Scientific Organizations.

    Saeid Eslamian received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of New South Wales, Australia in 1998. Saeid was Visiting Professor in Princeton University and ETH Zurich in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He has contributed to more than 1K publications in journals, conferences, books. Eslamian has been appointed as 2-Percent Top Researcher by Stanford University for several years. Currently, he is full professor of Hydrology and Water Resources and Director of Excellence Center in Risk Management and Natural Hazards. Isfahan University of Technology, His scientific interests are Floods, Droughts, Water Reuse, Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainability and Resilience.

    Faezeh Eslamian is a Ph.D. holder of bioresource engineering from McGill University. Her research focuses on the development of a novel lime-based product to mitigate phosphorus loss from agricultural fields. Faezeh completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, where she evaluated natural and low-cost absorbents for the removal of pollutants such as textile dyes and heavy metals. Furthermore, she has conducted research on the worldwide water quality standards and wastewater reuse guidelines. Faezeh is an experienced multidisciplinary researcher with research interests in soil and water quality, environmental remediation, water reuse, and drought management.