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Harwood Evapotranspiration EAA (Actual Evaporation topo-corrected) v01

Abstract

This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party (CSIRO) and are presented here as originally supplied.

Climate change presents a challenge for the management of water resources and for the management of systems dependent on those water resources. In particular, the effect of water flow across and below the ground surface is rarely adequately represented. Our motive was to capture this effect for water limited Australia, to assist with the identification of climate change refugia. We present a new algorithm for the rescaling of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) under future climate. The algorithm uses standard topographic adjustment of radiation and temperature to spatially rescale remotely sensed ETa, estimated for current conditions in accordance with the Budyko framework. Calculations were limited by those inputs which could reasonably be derived from Global Circulation Model (GCM) outputs with minimal assumptions. Priestley-Taylor potential evapotranspiration was calculated based on topographically adjusted temperature and radiation, and annual total ETa was subsequently calculated as the sum of monthly ETa using the Budkyo framework, incorporating a best estimate of plant available water holding capacity as a tipping bucket. The discrepancy between modelled and remotely derived ETa under present conditions was used to generate a cell by cell correction along the Budyko curve which was then applied to GCM driven future ETa. The approach assumes a consistent large scale spatial pattern of surface and ground water movement.

Projecting remotely derived estimates of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) under climate change in Australia. CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship Thomas Harwood, Randall Donohue, Tim McVicar, Kristen J Williams, Justin Perry, Jeremy Vanderwal, Cassandra James, Simon Ferrier (http://apo.org.au/files/Resource/Williams-Climate-change-refugia-for-terrestrial-biodiversity_0.pdf).

Purpose

These data were used to help determine water dependence of assets

Dataset History

This evapotranspiration grid were developed by Tom Harwood et al (Projecting remotely derived estimates of actual evapotranspiration (ETa) under climate change in Australia. CSIRO Climate Adaptation Flagship Thomas Harwood, Randall Donohue, Tim McVicar, Kristen J Williams, Justin Perry, Jeremy Vanderwal, Cassandra James, Simon Ferrier

(http://apo.org.au/files/Resource/Williams-Climate-change-refugia-for-terrestrial-biodiversity_0.pdf).

Annual total ETa was calculated as the sum of monthly ETa using the Budkyo framework, incorporating a best estimate of plant available water holding capacity as a tipping bucket. The discrepancy between modelled and remotely derived ETa under present conditions was used to generate a cell by cell correction along the Budyko curve which was then applied to GCM driven future ETa. The approach assumes a consistent large scale spatial pattern of surface and ground water movement.

These data were used in the assessment of water dependence of assets.

Dataset Citation

CSIRO (2015) Harwood Evapotranspiration EAA (Actual Evaporation topo-corrected) v01. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 05 July 2017, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/baf0a32a-24e1-4882-b3f6-fb690476f0f0.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Harwood Evapotranspiration EAA (Actual Evaporation topo-corrected) v01
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) CSIRO
Data Status NONE
Update Frequency NONE
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/2167796c-3b71-4aab-bce2-11c9d9e55f1a
Date Published 2016-03-23
Date Updated 2019-11-19
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
bioregionalassessments@environment.gov.au
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((0 0, 0 0, 0 0, 0 0))
Jurisdiction Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program