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Estiamtion of evapotranspiration and categorized maps of climate parameters applicable for civil and architectural designs
1  Young Researchers and Elite Club, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran


This study aims to estimate the potential evapotranspiration as well as to extract categorized maps of climate parameters that are applicable for civil and architectural design . The results showed that the Albrecht model estimates the potential evapotranspiration better than other models in the most provinces of Iran. The best values of R2 were 0.9854 and 0.9826 for the Brockamp-Wenner and Albrecht models in Bushehr (BU) and TE provinces, respectively. Finally, a list of the best performance of each model has been presented. The best weather conditions (not only for Iran but also for all countries) to use mass transfer-based equations are 23.6-24.6 MJ/m2/day, 12-26 ℃, 18-30 ℃, 5-21 ℃, and 2.50-3.25 m.s-1 for solar radiation, mean, maximum, and minimum temperature, and wind speed, respectively. The results are also useful for selecting the best model when researchers must apply humidity-based models on the basis of available data. In addition, the designed maps and categories are applicable for considering the role of climatic parameters in architectural evaluations over Iran.

Keywords: architecture; humidity; Iran; linear regression; mass transfer; prevailing wind