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Garden with Insight v1.0 Help: Plant next day functions: calculate potential plant transpiration

Each soil patch calculates potential plant transpiration for each of its plants. Later it will use the potential transpiration to distribute water to the plants based on their relative potentials. If the Penman-Monteith potential soil evaporation method is chosen, plant transpiration is done using a special Penman-Monteith method. The Penman-Monteith method is fairly complicated; it uses plant height and plant parameters that describe how the plants' leaves conduct water from the interior of the leaf to the outside. If one of the other four methods of calculating soil evaporation is chosen, a simpler method for plant transpiration is used, based only on leaf area index.

calculation of potential soil evaporation, actual soil evaporation
EPIC Evapotranspiration
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