Daily reference evapotranspiration (ETo) is now available for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. CLICK HERE to visit the new pragwater page, which provides a link to the daily image data and the method background information. The page also provides information related to the practical application of the results for scheduling irrigation in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This research received partial funding from the following sources: NOAA-CREST (grant NA06OAR4810162) and USDA Hatch Project (Hatch-402). Special thanks to Dr. John Mecikalski for providing the solar radiation data, and Alejandra Rojas for providing various GIS maps used in this research. I would like to thank my student, Victor Reventos, who made this possible through his Python programming skills.
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Daily and hourly data are available for download. The download site also includes images of yesterday’s solar radiation for Puerto Rico (INSOLRICO.JPG) and Hispaniola (INSOLCARB.JPG). Some example data are given below.
Pragwater.com is proud to support the design of solar radiation projects in Haiti.
CLICK HERE to download hourly or daily integrated solar radiation data for Haiti.
CROP WATER USE ( HARGREAVES ET EQUATION) NEW WOLFRAM ALPHA WIDGET. Reference: Hargreaves, G. H. and Z. A. Samani, Reference Crop Evapotranspiration from Temperature. Appl. Eng. Agric., ASAE. 1(2). 1985,. pp.96-99.
Widget Application: Suppose you want to schedule irrigation by replacing the water evapotranspired by your crop each day. 1. Click on the appropriate link to get yesterdays solar radiation for your location: Puerto Rico or Northern Caribbean, 2. Check the internet for the average daily air temperature at your location (average = (minimum + maximum)/2), 3. Get the appropriate crop coefficient for your crop from this link, and 4. Finally, enter solar radiation, air temperature and crop coefficient into the widget to estimate ET. Multiply ET x acres x 1069.0663 to get the number of gallons of water you need to apply to your field.
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