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Riparian Vegetation

Et of Saltceder

Saltceder Evapotranspiration Studies along the Rio Grande River

Evapotranspiration crop coefficient

New Mexico Crop Information Saltceder coefficient(k) to calculate evapotranspiration(ET) where Et=k*Eto Eto = reference evapotranspiration or potential evapotranspiration referenced to grass.

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A third order polynomial was also fit to the data and the coefficient of variation decreased to 0.69

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Crop Coefficient uses growing degree days (GDD) accumulated from planting based on the averaging method of calculating GDD with no cutoff temperatures and a base temperature is 50 F. The climate station used to calculate the reference evapotranspiration was the north Bosque station.

The reference for this work is published at http://tamarisk.nmsu.edu/. The full report is at ftp://tamarisk.nmsu.edu/public/publication/report99.pdf entitled Riparian evapotranspiration of the middle Rio Grande. by King and Bawazir 2000.