Performance of the White method for estimating groundwater evapotranspiration under conditions of deep and fluctuating groundwater
Zhang, P; Yuan, GF; Shao, MA; Yi, XB; Du, T
2016
Source PublicationHYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES
ISSN0885-6087
Volume30Issue:1Pages:106-118
AbstractThe White method is a simple but the most frequently applied approach to estimate groundwater evapotranspiration (ETg) from groundwater level diurnal signals. Because of a lack of direct measurements of ETg, it is difficult to evaluate the performance of the White method, particularly in field environments with variable groundwater fluctuations. A 2-year field observation in a hyper-arid riparian tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) stand with deep groundwater depth in the lower Tarim River basin of China was conducted to measure the surface evapotranspiration (ETs) and groundwater table. The performance of the White method and the influences of the variable groundwater fluctuations on the determinations of the specific yield (S-y) and recharge rate of groundwater (r) in the White method were investigated. The results showed that the readily available S-y determined by Loheide's method was feasible but must be finely determined based on the soil textures in the layers in which the groundwater level fluctuated. A constant S-y value for a defined porous medium could be assumed regardless of the discharge or recharge processes of groundwater. The time span of 0000h to 0600h for r estimation for the White method worked best than other time spans. A 2-day moving average of r values further enhance ETg estimation. Slight effects of environmental or anthropogenic disturbances on the diurnal fluctuations of groundwater level did not influence the ETg estimations by the White method. Our results provide valuable references to the application of the White method for estimating daily ETg in desert riparian forests with deep groundwater depth. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
SubtypeJournal
Keywordgroundwater evapotranspiration the White method specific yield recharge rate of groundwater desert riparian forest deep groundwater depth
Subject AreaWater Resources
WOS Subject ExtendedWater Resources
WOS KeywordWATER-TABLE FLUCTUATIONS ; LOWER TARIM RIVER ; LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS ; RIPARIAN ZONE ; LOWER REACHES ; DESERT ; CHINA ; ENVIRONMENTS ; VEGETATION ; XINJIANG
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000369160600008
PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/44318
Collection生态系统网络观测与模拟院重点实验室_生态网络实验室
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Zhang, P,Yuan, GF,Shao, MA,et al. Performance of the White method for estimating groundwater evapotranspiration under conditions of deep and fluctuating groundwater[J]. HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES,2016,30(1):106-118.
APA Zhang, P,Yuan, GF,Shao, MA,Yi, XB,&Du, T.(2016).Performance of the White method for estimating groundwater evapotranspiration under conditions of deep and fluctuating groundwater.HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES,30(1),106-118.
MLA Zhang, P,et al."Performance of the White method for estimating groundwater evapotranspiration under conditions of deep and fluctuating groundwater".HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES 30.1(2016):106-118.
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