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Michael A Wacker

Daily measurements of evaporation using the Bowen ratio method were made at USGS station name LZ40 (USGS site number 265405080472100), a platform-based station constructed by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) at the approximate center of Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Data collection began on November 15, 2012. Meteorological and environmental variables were measured every 30 seconds and averaged at 30-minute resolution until February 7, 2013 and 15-minute resolution thereafter to December 31, 2019, including: precipitation, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, incoming/outgoing solar radiation, and water temperature at various depths.
The data consists of daily evaporation measurements/estimates for the time period November 28, 2001 to December 16, 2019. These data are derived from Bowen ratio energy budget computations of actual evaporation based on meteorological and water temperature data at the USGS Reedy Lake evaporation station (USGS station number 282458081364800). This station is located near the center of a lake within the Lake Wales Ridge physiographic province at location 28 degrees 24 minutes 58 seconds North / 081 degrees 36 minutes 48 seconds West within Orange County, Florida. The black water (tannic) lake is crudely circular in shape (minimum and maximum diameters of 750 and 920 meters) and is largely surrounded by forests. The...
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