Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 163–177, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-163-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 163–177, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-163-2022

Data description paper 20 Jan 2022

Data description paper | 20 Jan 2022

Correcting Thornthwaite potential evapotranspiration using a global grid of local coefficients to support temperature-based estimations of reference evapotranspiration and aridity indices

Vassilis Aschonitis et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-115', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Vassilis Aschonitis, 08 Dec 2021
  • CC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-115', Sun Shijun, 31 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC1', Vassilis Aschonitis, 08 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Vassilis Aschonitis on behalf of the Authors (08 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Dec 2021) by David Carlson
AR by Vassilis Aschonitis on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Dec 2021) by David Carlson
AR by Vassilis Aschonitis on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
This work provides a global database of correction coefficients for improving the performance of the temperature-based Thornthwaite potential evapotranspiration formula and aridity indices (e.g., UNEP, Thornthwaite) that make use of this formula. The coefficients were produced using as a benchmark the ASCE-standardized reference evapotranspiration formula (formerly FAO-56) that requires temperature, solar radiation, wind speed, and relative humidity data.