Penman-Monteith Derivation

The goal of this post will be to derive the Penman-Monteith equation with isothermal radiation balance. We begin with an energy balance: (1)   Assuming that we can set to 0. We then develop equations for latent heat transfer using the Ohm’s law analog for latent heat transfer and the substitution , we get: (2) more »

Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

I contributed to the deployment of hydrological monitoring via a wireless sensor network at UC’s Blue Oak Ranch Reserve (BORR). I have deployed monitoring sensors, communication nodes, TDRs, taken samples for isotopic analysis, and installed water level sensors in the wetlands on site. A component of this work has required laboratory analysis of the soils more »