Articles | Volume 26, issue 2
Research article
31 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 31 Jan 2022

Rediscovering Robert E. Horton's lake evaporation formulae: new directions for evaporation physics

Solomon Vimal and Vijay P. Singh


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-234', Thomas McMahon, 24 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-234', Ryan Teuling, 14 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (30 Oct 2021) by Keith Beven
AR by Solomon Vimal on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Dec 2021) by Keith Beven
Short summary
Evaporation from open water is a well-studied problem in hydrology. Robert E. Horton, unknown to most investigators on the subject, studied it in great detail by conducting experiments and relating them to physical laws. His work furthered known theories of lake evaporation but was not recognized. This is unfortunate because it performs better than five variously complex methods across scales (local to continental; 30 min–2 months) and seems quite relevant for climate-change-era problems.