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Estimation and Validation of Land Surface Evaporation Using Remote Sensing and Meteorological Data in North China

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5 Author(s)
Jun Xiong ; Inst. of Remote Sensing Applic., Acad. of Sci., Beijing, China ; Bingfang Wu ; Nana Yan ; Yuan Zeng
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There is a growing interest in quantifying regional scale actual evapotranspiration (ET) for water resource management. Using moderate-resolution Imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, in combination with meteorological records, an integrated approach is proposed to estimate daily ET over 1-km grid covering North China. The Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS) is adapted to partition the sensible heat from latent heat. A gap-filling method for ET estimation during cloudy intervals is accomplished by a combination of SEBS outputs and Penman-Monteith equation. The proposed scheme, named ETWatch, is calibrated and evaluated using measurements from four flux sites in the semi-humid regions with different soil types, land cover, and climate conditions in North China. The gap-filling method reproduces observed fluxes with satisfied correlation, yielding about a 22% MAPD in Yucheng agriculture site. The improved method could be used to study the impact of different agricultural water consuming patterns in North China.

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Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )