Articles | Volume 21, issue 4
Research article
19 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 19 Apr 2017

Sensitivity of potential evapotranspiration to changes in climate variables for different Australian climatic zones

Danlu Guo, Seth Westra, and Holger R. Maier

Data sets

Climate Data Online Bureau of Meteorology

Short summary
This study assessed the impact of baseline climate conditions on the sensitivity of potential evapotranspiration (PET) to a large range of plausible changes in temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and wind speed at 30 Australian locations. Around 2-fold greater PET changes were observed at cool and humid locations compared to others, indicating potential for elevated water loss in the future. These impacts can be useful to inform the selection of PET models under a changing climate.