Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4015–4032, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4015-2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4015–4032, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-22-4015-2018

Research article 26 Jul 2018

Research article | 26 Jul 2018

Evaporation suppression and energy balance of water reservoirs covered with self-assembling floating elements

Milad Aminzadeh et al.

Data sets

Evaporation from Lake Mead, Nevada and Arizona, March 2010 through February 2012 M. T. Moreo and A. Swancar https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20135229

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Short summary
Significant evaporative losses from local water reservoirs in arid regions exacerbate water shortages during dry spells. We propose a systematic approach for modeling energy balance and fluxes from covered water bodies using self-assembling floating elements, considering cover properties and local conditions. The study will provide a scientific and generalized basis for designing and implementing this important water conservation strategy to assist with its adaptation in various arid regions.