Performance of different methods to estimate reference evapotranspiration in Cruz Alta - RS

Autores

  • Elisa de Almeida Gollo UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Jhosefe Bruning UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Adroaldo Dias Robaina UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Marcia Xavier Peiter UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Taise Cristine Buske UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Ricardo Boscaini UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Silvana Antunes Rodrigues UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Jéssica Dariane Piroli UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Pablo Eanes Cocco Rodrigues UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA
  • Bruna Dalcin Pimenta UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA MARIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15361/1984-5529.2018v46n3p226-234

Resumo

The objective of this work was to evaluate the performance of different methods to estimate reference evapotran­spiration (ETo) in the municipality of Cruz Alta - RS, using the Penman-Monteith method as standard. Daily mete­orological data were collected from the Automatic Meteorological Station of the National Meteorological Institute (INMET), located in the municipality of Cruz Alta - RS, for a 10-year period. ETo was determined using the meth­ods of Penman-Monteith, Priestley-Taylor, Hargreaves-Samani, Benevides-Lopes and Jensen-Haise, comparing the standard method with the other methods used for three subgroups of data: analysis of the average of 10 years of observations and periods of high and low solar radiation. In order to establish the best methods for estimating ETo, we used: linear regression analysis, root mean square error (RMSE), mean absolute error (MAE), agree­ment index (d), and performance index (c), with classes established by Camargo and Sentelhas. Among the methods evaluated for the climatic conditions of Cruz Alta - RS, the Priestley-Taylor method is the one that pre­sents the best performance in ETo estimation, followed by the Hargreaves-Samani method, which can be used in daily and annual determinations, and in periods of high solar radiation. Due to the poor performance presented by the Jensen-Haise method, its use is not recommended.

Publicado

01/08/2018

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Seção

Engenharia Rural/Agrícola - Rural/Agricultural Engineering