EvapCalc software for the determination of dam evaporation and seepage

Craig, Ian and Schmidt, Erik and Hancock, Nigel (2007) EvapCalc software for the determination of dam evaporation and seepage. In: SEAg 2007: Agriculture and Engineering - Challenge Today, Technology Tomorrow, 24-26 Sept 2007, Adelaide, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Irrigation accounts for approximately two thirds of fresh water use across Australia, and evaporative loss from a million or so small dams constitutes a significant wastage of this valuable resource. The Pressure Sensitive Transducer / Automatic Weather Station (PST/AWS) technique can be used to quantify the rate of evaporative loss from farm dams, and distinguish this from seepage occurring through the dam walls and floor. EvapCalc version 3.0 software calculates dam evaporation based upon established Penman-Monteith theory, and also Morton’s dry to wet transition algorithm for small ponds. Model outputs will be compared against direct measurements of moisture flux obtained using floating Eddy Covariance (ECV) equipment, and also DamCFD, a FLUENT based modelc developed at the University of Southern Queensland.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 12 May 2010 05:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaporation, farm dam, advection
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8083

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