Evaluation of empirical methods for estimating potential evaporation values in northeast France
1 Federal University of Espirito Santo, Civil Engineering Department, Vitória, ES, Brazil
2 ENPC, Cermes, France
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This study presents and discusses the field monitoring of an experimental embankment divided into two symmetrical sections constructed with two different fine-grained soils in the northeast of France. The field instrumentation included detailed monitoring of volumetric water content, matric suction and temperature within the embankment as well as measurements of meteorological data. The field measurements show that the used instrumentation worked well on monitoring the soil responses to the meteorological changes in the two soils. The study also evaluates different empirical methods for estimating potential evaporation (ET) values based on regional meteorological data. The results show a large variability observed on the ET values for the investigated site calculated by empirical methods or equations based on meteorological local date.
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