Monthly evaporation for Milford Lake in Kansas

H. Vernon Knapp, Yun Sheng Yu, Ernest C. Pogge

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A weekly evaporation time series generated by the mass transfer method for Milford Lake displays a predominant annual cycle with low evaporation in spring and winter and high evaporation in summer and fall. A mathematical model for the time series is developed. The model consists of a mean weekly component represented by a Fourier approximation and a stationary random residue represented by an autoregressive model. From the synthetic evaporation series, the frequency distribution is obtained. A sensitivity analysis shows that the estimated evaporation is most sensitive to changes in water temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-148
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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