Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 951–968, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-951-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 951–968, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-951-2018

Review article 01 Jun 2018

Review article | 01 Jun 2018

Historical gridded reconstruction of potential evapotranspiration for the UK

Maliko Tanguy et al.

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Potential evapotranspiration (PET) is necessary input data for most hydrological models, used to simulate river flows. To reconstruct PET prior to the 1960s, simplified methods are needed because of lack of climate data required for complex methods. We found that the McGuinness–Bordne PET equation, which only needs temperature as input data, works best for the UK provided it is calibrated for local conditions. This method was used to produce a 5 km gridded PET dataset for the UK for 1891–2015.