ET.Linacre: Linacre Formulation

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/Evapotranspiration.R

Description

Implementing the Linacre formulation for estimating actual evapotranspiration.

Usage

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## S3 method for class 'Linacre'
ET(data, constants, ts="daily", message="yes", save.csv="yes", ...) 

Arguments

data

A list of data which contains the following items (climate variables) required by Linacre formulation:
Tmax, Tmin, Tdew (degree Celcius)

constants

A list named constants consists of constants required for the calculation of Linacre formulation which must contain the following items:
Elev - ground elevation above mean sea level in m,
lat - latitude in degrees.

ts

Must be either daily, monthly or annual, which indicates the disired time step that the output ET estimates should be on. Default is daily.

message

Must be either yes or no, indicating whether message should be printed for calculation summary including the following elements:
- ET model name and ET quantity estimated
- Time step of the output ET estimates (i.e. the value of argument ts)
- Units of the output ET estimates
- Time duration of the ET estimation
- Number of ET estimates obtained in the entire time-series
- Basic statistics of the estimated ET time-series including mean, max and min values.

save.csv

Must be either yes or no, indicating whether a .csv of ET estimates should be saved to working directory.

...

Dummy for generic function, no need to define.

Details

This formulation provides a single calculation method with no alternatives available.

Value

The function generates a list containing the following components:

ET.Daily

Daily aggregated estimations of Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.Monthly

Monthly aggregated estimations of Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.Annual

Annually aggregated estimations of Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.MonthlyAve

Monthly averaged estimations of daily Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET.AnnualAve

Annually averaged estimations of daily Linacre actual evapotranspiration.

ET_formulation

Name of the formulation used which equals to Linacre.

ET_type

Type of the estimation obtained which is Actual Evapotranspiration.

Author(s)

Danlu Guo

References

Linacre, E. T. 1977. A simple formula for estimating evaporation rates in various climates, using temperature data alone. Agricultural meteorology, 18, 409-424.

See Also

ET,data,defaultconstants,constants

Examples

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# Use processed existing data set and constants from kent Town, Adelaide
data("processeddata")
data("constants")

# Call ET.Linacre under the generic function ET
results <- ET.Linacre(data, constants, ts="daily",
message="yes", save.csv="yes") 

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