Articles | Volume 22, issue 7
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4015–4032, 2018
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 4015–4032, 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.

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Cited articles

Aminzadeh, M. and Or, D.: Temperature dynamics during nonisothermal evaporation from drying porous surfaces, Water Resour. Res., 49, 7339–7349,, 2013. 
Aminzadeh, M. and Or, D.: Energy partitioning dynamics of drying terrestrial surfaces, J. Hydrol., 519, 1257–1270, 2014. 
Aminzadeh, M. and Or, D.: Pore-scale study of thermal fields during evaporation from drying porous surfaces, Int. J. Heat Mass Tran., 104, 1189–1201,, 2017. 
Assouline, S., Narkis, K., and Or, D.: Evaporation from partially covered water surfaces, Water Resour. Res., 46, 1–12,, 2010. 
Assouline, S., Narkis, K., and Or, D.: Evaporation suppression from water reservoirs: Efficiency considerations of partial covers, Water Resour. Res., 47, 1–8,, 2011. 
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.