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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4923–4942, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4923-2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4923–4942, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4923-2020
Research article
20 Oct 2020
Research article | 20 Oct 2020

Imprints of evaporative conditions and vegetation type in diurnal temperature variations

Annu Panwar et al.

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Here we examine the effect of evaporative cooling across different vegetation types. Evaporation cools surface temperature significantly in short vegetation. In the forest, the high aerodynamic conductance explains 56 % of the reduced surface temperature. Therefore, the main cooling agent in the forest is the high aerodynamic conductance and not evaporation. Additionally, we propose the diurnal variation in surface temperature as being a potential indicator of evaporation in short vegetation.