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The evaporation from ponds in the French Midwest

Abstract : This research shows the results of a study about evaporation in five ponds in the Midwest of France. To realize this study we used climate data from the meteorological station of the Limoges-Bellegarde airport and the data of a weather station installed by us near one of the ponds. We used eight different methods to calculate the evaporation rate and we modified the Penman-Monteith method by replacing the air temperature by water temperature. To understand the role of ponds in water loss through evaporation, we proposed a hypothesis that says: if the pond did not exist, what results would we get? Based on this hypothesis we calculated the potential evapotranspiration rate taking into account the percentage of interception by vegetation. In conclusion, this study indicates that the ponds in the French Midwest present a gain of water.
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Mohammad Aldomany, Laurent Touchart, Pascal Bartout, Rachid Nedjaï. The evaporation from ponds in the French Midwest. Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds, Romanian Journal of Limnology, 2013, 7 (2), pp.75-88. ⟨hal-02082608⟩



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