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jpreher

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I am currently working on a task which requires a decent model of evaporation rates from a pond. Water is deposited into the pond from a series of nozzles that spray droplets into the air over the pond. I have found some equations that I would like to use that model evaporation rates from the spray and standing water, however, to calculate the standing water evaporation I would like to model the surface water temperature to generate as accurate results as possible.

I plan to ignore the spray's effect on air temperature and relative humidity over the pond as the pond is a few acres in area, with the sprinklers taking up only a very small portion of this.

As the pond is only 4 feet deep I hope to ignore stratification of pond water layer temperatures.

Are there any models that utilize climatological data including wind speed, air temperature, relative humidity, etc. that could be used to model the surface water temperature of a pond?