Ground-based riparian evapotranspiration measurements for remote sensing algorithms

Ramanitharan Kandiah, Xiaofang Wei, Subramania Sritharan, Doyle Watts, Christopher Neale, John Osterberg, Sumantra Chatterjee

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During 2007-2008, the United States Bureau of Reclamation used ground-based instrumentation to assess evapotranspiration of riparian vegetation in the Cibola Wildlife Refuge of Arizona. Data gathered from three Bowen Ratio towers and one Eddy Covariance tower was analysed. The eddy flux estimation from eddy covariance data involved various corrections in the raw data. These estimates were used to compute the daily evapotranspiration. Evapotranspiration estimates from both approaches were compared. A methodology for generating continuous daily evapotranspiration estimates using Artificial Neural Network technique was discussed. These groundtruth estimates were compared to the values from the remote sensing algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing and Hydrology
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2010Sep 30 2010

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


ConferenceRemote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY


  • Artificial neural networks
  • Bowen ratio
  • Eddy covariance
  • Evapotranspiration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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