Abstract: Tamarisk, Applied Evapotranspiration Instrumentation
Applied instrumentation for the measurement of quotidian cycle of evapotranspiration (ET) from a dense saltcedar is presented. A more robust OPEC (one-propeller eddy covariance) system was compared to a more technologically advanced 3D-SEC (three- dimensional sonic eddy covariance) system in 1999. A linear regression model showed excellent agreement among the two systems (3D-SEC_H= 5.0 + 1.0 OPEC_H, Adj. r2 = 0.879).
Dr. Salim Bawazir is assistant professor at New Mexico State University in the department of Civil and Geological Engineering. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in water resources. His dissertation, which was completed in 2000, was on ET studies of saltcedar and cottonwood in the Middle Rio Grande. Since then he has worked on several projects which include ET of pecans and lake evaporation of the Elephant Butte Reservoir.
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