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From Measurements to Agricultural and Environmental Applications

Edited by Giacomo Gerosa

Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

This book represents an overview of the direct measurement techniques of evapotranspiration with related applications to the water use optimization in the agricultural practice and to the ecosystems study. Different measuring techniques at leaf level (porometry), plant-level (sap-flow, lysimetry) and agro-ecosystem level (Surface Renewal, Eddy Covariance, Multi layer BREB), are presented with detailed explanations and examples. For the optimization of the water use in agriculture, detailed measurements on transpiration demands of crops and different cultivars, as well as results of different irrigation schemes and techniques (i.e. subsurface drip) in semi-arid areas for open-field, greenhouse and potted grown plants are presented. Aspects on ET of crops in saline environments, effects of ET on groundwater quality in xeric environments as well as the application of ET to climatic classification are also depicted. The book provides an excellent overview for both, researchers and student,s who intend to address these issues.

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EvapotranspirationFrom Measurements to Agricultural and Environmental ApplicationsEdited by Giacomo Gerosa

Published: November 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/991

ISBN: 978-953-307-512-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5166-1

Copyright year: 2011

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57198 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

48 Web of Science Citations

58 Dimensions Citations


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1. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Evapotranspiration

By Jerry L. Hatfield and John H. Prueger


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2. Evapotranspiration Estimation Using Micrometeorological Techniques

By Simona Consoli


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3. Is It Worthy to Apply Different Methods to Determine Latent Heat Fluxes? - A Study Case Over a Peach Orchard

By F. Castellvi


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4. Daily Crop Evapotranspiration, Crop Coefficient and Energy Balance Components of a Surface-Irrigated Maize Field

By José O. Payero and Suat Irmak


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5. (Evapo)Transpiration Measurements Over Vegetated Surfaces as a Key Tool to Assess the Potential Damages of Air Gaseous Pollutant for Plants

By Giacomo Gerosa, Angelo Finco, Simone Mereu, Antonio Ballarin Denti and Riccardo Marzuoli


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6. Evapotranspiration Partitioning Techniques for Improved Water Use Efficiency

By Adel Zeggaf Tahiri


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7. Evapotranspiration and Transpiration Measurements in Crops and Weed Species by the Bowen Ratio and Sapflow Methods Under the Rainless Region Conditions

By J. Pivec, V. Brant and K. Hamouzová


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8. Evapotranspiration and Water Management for Crop Production

By André Pereira and Luiz Pires


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9. Crop Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Scheduling in Blueberry

By David R. Bryla


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10. Evapotranspiration and Crop Water Stress Index in Mexican Husk Tomatoes (Physalis ixocarpa Brot)

By Rutilo López- López, Ramón Arteaga Ramírez, Ignacio Sánchez-Cohen, Waldo Ojeda Bustamante and Victor González-Lauck


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11. Evapotranspiration Partitioning in Surface and Subsurface Drip Irrigation Systems

By Hossein Dehghanisanij and Hanieh Kosari


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12. Saving Water in Arid and Semi-Arid Countries as a Result of Optimising Crop Evapotranspiration

By Salah El-Hendawy, Mohamed Alboghdady, Jun-Ichi Sakagami and Urs Schmidhalter


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13. The Impact of Seawater Salinity on Evapotranspiration and Plant Growth Under Different Meteorological Conditions

By Ahmed Al-Busaidi and Tahei Yamamoto


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14. Modelling Evapotranspiration of Container Crops for Irrigation Scheduling

By Laura Bacci, Piero Battista, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Giulia Carmassi, Youssef Rouphael, Luca Incrocci, Fernando Malorgio, Alberto Pardossi, Bernardo Rapi and Giuseppe Colla


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15. Description of Two Functions I and J Characterizing the Interior Ground Inertia of a Traditional Greenhouse - A Theoretical Model Using the Green’s Functions Theory

By Rached Ben Younes


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16. Greenhouse Crop Transpiration Modelling

By Nikolaos Katsoulas and Constantinos Kittas


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17. Interannual Variation in Transpiration Peak of a Hill Evergreen Forest in Northern Thailand in the Late Dry Season: Simulation of Evapotranspiration with a Soil-Plant-Air Continuum Model

By Tanaka K., Wakahara T., Shiraki K., Yoshifuji N. and Suzuki M.


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18. Evapotranspiration of Woody Landscape Plants

By Richard C. Beeson


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19. The Role of the Evapotranspiration in the Aquifer Recharge Processes of Mediterranean Areas

By Francesco Fiorillo


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20. The Evapotranspiration in Climate Classification

By Antonio Ribeiro da Cunha and Edgar Ricardo Schöffel


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