Abstract

This dataset is the mean annual surface evaporation between 1981 and 2006 and estimates potential evaporation using a variety of methods as as well as intermediary datasets. The main intermediary datasets relate to surface radiation but also include windspeed, vapour pressure deficit and air temperature. In addition, two 'reference datasets' are included: FAO56 crop reference evapotranspiration (Allen et al., 1998) and 'PenPan' evaporation (Rotstayn et al. 2006), which is synthetic US Class A pan evaporation. The source data (maximum and minimum air temperature, vapour pressure) are not available through this website (see Jones et al. (2009) for access). Each dataset describes a specific variable for a specific time-step. That is, data are supplied as daily values as well as monthly and annual aggregates/averages. Long-term (1981-2006) annual averages are also provided. Specifics on the source data and the formulations used to generate each variable are outlined fully in Donohue et al. (2009). CSIRO Land and Water is the custodian of this dataset and it can be downloaded from http://www-data.wron.csiro.au/ts/climate/evaporation/donahue For full metadata, can acquire it at the above website or can see the publications: Donohue R. J., McVicar T. R. & Roderick M. L. (2010) Assessing the ability of potential evaporation formulations to capture the dynamics in evaporative demand within a changing climate. Journal of Hydrology, 386, 186-197, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.03.020 or Donohue R. J., McVicar T. R. & Roderick M. L. (2009) Generating Australian potential evaporation data suitable for assessing the dynamics in evaporative demand within a changing climate. CSIRO: Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship, Canberra. http://www.clw.csiro.au/publications/waterforahealthycountry/2009/wfhc-evaporative-demand-dynamics.pdf for more information.
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -9.0 East bound 168.0 West bound 96.0 South bound -44.0
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Product Type/Sub Type

dataset - GIS Dataset - National

Constraints

license
Special, MOU, etc.

IP Owner

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Author(s)

Date (publication)

2011

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
National
National dataset
groundwater
Earth Sciences

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-9.0
East bound
168.0
West bound
96.0
South bound
-44.0

Lineage

Unknown

Digital Transfer Options

onLine

Distributor

Role
distributor
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address

Metadata File Identifier

a05f7893-00b8-7506-e044-00144fdd4fa6

Metadata Standard Name

ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2011-03-18

METADATA SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

unclassified

Metadata Contact

Role
pointOfContact
Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
Email Address
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