Articles | Volume 26, issue 8
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2147–2159, 2022
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 2147–2159, 2022
Research article
28 Apr 2022
Research article | 28 Apr 2022

Unraveling the contribution of potential evaporation formulation to uncertainty under climate change

Thibault Lemaitre-Basset et al.

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Increasing temperature will impact evaporation and water resource management. Hydrological models are fed with an estimation of the evaporative demand of the atmosphere, called potential evapotranspiration (PE). The objectives of this study were (1) to compute the future PE anomaly over France and (2) to determine the impact of the choice of the method to estimate PE. Our results show that all methods present similar future trends. No method really stands out from the others.