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tdew_actvpr_fao56

Compute dew point temperature as a function of actual vapor pressure as described in FAO 56.

Available in version 6.4.0 and later.

Prototype

load "$NCARG_ROOT/lib/ncarg/nclscripts/csm/crop.ncl"

	function tdew_actvpr_fao56 (
		actvpr     : numeric,  
		iounit [2] : integer   
	)

Arguments

actvpr

A scalar or array of any dimensionality containing actual vapor pressure (kPa).

iounit

An integer array of length 2 which specifies the units of the input actvpr and returned tmperature(s):

  • iounit(0)=0 ; hPa
  • iounit(0)=1 ; Pa
  • iounit(0)=2 ; kPa

  • iounit(1)=0 ; degrees C (degC)
  • iounit(1)=1 ; degrees K (degK)
  • iounit(1)=2 ; degrees Fahrenheit

Return value

An array with the same dimensionality and type as actvpr containing estimated dew point temperature(s).

Description

Compute dew point temperature as a function of actual vapor pressure as described in the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Irrigation and Drainage Paper 56 entitled: Crop evapotranspiration - Guidelines for computing crop water requirement. Specifically, see equation 3-11 in Annex 3.

See Also

Crop & Evapotranspiration functions, dewtemp_trh

Examples

Example 1: There is no explicit example in FAO56. This example has been created from other examples.


  tmin    = 18               ; degC; ounit(0)=0
  tmax    = 25
  rhmin   = 54               ; %
  rhmax   = 82                 
  rhmean  = (rhmin+rhmax)*0.5

  iounit  = (/0,2/)          ; degC, kPa
  eamnmx  = actvpr_mnmx_fao56 (tmin, tmax, rhmin , rhmax, iounit)  ; eqn 17; 1.70
  eamean  = actvpr_rhmean_fao56(tmin, tmax, rhmean, iounit)         ; eqn 19; 1.78

                                    ; iounit=> kPa, degC
  tdew_mnmx = tdew_actvpr_fao56(eamnmx, (/2,0/))  ; 14.96
  tdew_mnmx@actvpr = "derived from actvpr_mnmx_fao56; EQN 17"

  tdew_mean = tdew_actvpr_fao56(eamean, (/2,0/)))  ; 15.65
  tdew_mean@actvpr = "derived from actvpr_rhmean_fao56: EQN 19"

  print(tdew_mnmx)
  print(tdew_mean)

The (edited) output for 'tdew_mnmx' and 'tdew_mean' is


Variable: tdew_mnmx
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates: 
Number Of Attributes: 5
  actvpr :	derived from actvpr_mnmx_fao56
  long_name :	Estimated dew point temperature
  units :	degC
  url :	http://www.fao.org/docrep/X0490E/x0490e07.htm
  info :	FAO 56; Annex: EQN 3-11
(0)	14.95786

---
Variable: tdew_mean
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates: 
Number Of Attributes: 5
  actvpr :	derived from actvpr_rhmean_fao56
  long_name :	Estimated dew point temperature
  units :	degC
  url :	http://www.fao.org/docrep/X0490E/x0490e07.htm
  info :	FAO 56; Annex: EQN 3-11
(0)	15.64919


<<<<<<< .mine Example 2: Consider TMIN (C), TMAX (C), RHMIN, RHMAX, RHMEAN with dimensionality (time, lat,lon). Calculate the dew point temperature using the actual vapor pressure (hPa; iounit(1)=0)). ======= Example 2: Consider TMIN, TMAX, RHMIN, RHMAX, RHMEAN with dimensionality (time,lat,lon). Calculate the dew point temperature using the atual vapor pressure. >>>>>>> .r11754

                                                    ; iounit => degC, kPa
  EAMNMX    = actvpr_mnmx_fao56(TMIN, TMAX, RHMIN , RHMAX, (/0,2/)) ; eqn 17
  TDEW_MNMX = tdew_actvpr_fao56(EAMNMX, (/2,0/))
  printVarSummary(TDEW_MNMX)

  EAMEAN    = actvpr_rhmean_fao56(TMIN, TMAX, RHMEAN, (/0,2/))        ; eqn 19
  TDEW_MEAN = tdew_actvpr_fao56(EAMEAN, (/2,0/) )  
  TDEW_MEAN@actvpr = "derived from actvpr_mnmx_fao56: EQN 19"
  printVarSummary(TDEW_MEAN)

The (edited) output for 'tdew_mnmx' and 'tdew_mean' is

Variable: TDEW_MNMX
Type: float
Total Size: 126144 bytes
            31536 values
Number of Dimensions: 3
Dimensions and sizes:	[time | 3] x [lat | 73] x [lon | 144]
Coordinates: 
            time: [1..3]
            lat: [-90..90]
            lon: [ 0..357.5]
Number Of Attributes: 5
  long_name :	Estimated dew point temperature
  units :	degC
  url :	http://www.fao.org/docrep/X0490E/x0490e07.htm
  info :	FAO 56; Annex: EQN 3-11

---

Variable: TDEW_MEAN
Type: float
Total Size: 126144 bytes
            31536 values
Number of Dimensions: 3
Dimensions and sizes:	[time | 3] x [lat | 73] x [lon | 144]
Coordinates: 
            time: [1..3]
            lat: [-90..90]
            lon: [ 0..357.5]
Number Of Attributes: 5
  actvpr :	derived from actvpr_mnmx_fao56: EQN 19
  long_name :	Estimated dew point temperature
  units :	degC
  url :	http://www.fao.org/docrep/X0490E/x0490e07.htm
  info :	FAO 56; Annex: EQN 3-11