Project number: TJ01000196
Project title: Development of software for calculation of evaporation from open water surface for conditions of the Czech Republic
Programme: TAČR Zéta
Project coordinator: CULS
Project partners: T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute, p. r. i.
Project leader: doc. Ing. Martin Hanel, Ph.D. (mentor)
Contact person: Ing. Petr Bašta
Project schedule: 2018-2019
Total project budget: 2 301 000 CZK
The main objective of the project is to develop a software for the calculation of evaporation from open water surfaces. The software will allow the calculation of evaporation based on the input of available measured meteorological variables or their combinations (e.g. air temperature, water temperature, air humidity, solar radiation, wind speed). For the calculation of the evaporation, new relations will be derived based on the long-term measurement of the evaporation at the station Hlasivo operated by the WRI TGM, v.v.i. Furthermore, the formula for calculating the evaporation for particular water surfaces in the Czech Republic will be derived, taking into account the geographical characteristics of their location. Another objective of the project will be the verification of possibilities of using satellite images from remote sensing for the calculation of evaporation from open water surfaces in the Czech Republic.