Measurement of Evapotranspiration by Lysimeter
Evapotranspiration can be measured, at a site which also measures rainfall, by using a lysimeter which
gives additional information on soil water balance.
Construction of lysimeter:-
¢Decide on the location (choose a level piece of ground) near but not too close to the rain gauge.
¢Cut and remove the turf and put Tank & receiver
¢There should be a slight fall between tank and receiver to allow drainage.
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2: PENMAN, H. L. (1948). Natural evaporation from open water, bare soil and grass. Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A., 193, 120-145.
3: THORNTHWAITE, C. W. (1948). Geograph. Rev., 38, 56.
4: GREEN, F. H. W. (1960). A technique for measuring potential evaporation and some of its applications. Water & Water Eng., December, 3-8.
5: PERKINS, D. F. (2001). Lysimeter PE. Bulletin, Climatological Observers Link., 371, 41.
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