Spatial EvapoTranspiration Modelling Interface (SETMI)

Hatim M.E. Geli, Christopher M.U. Neale

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12 Scopus citations


In order to obtain improved estimates of spatial-temporal evapotranspiration (ET) and to study the related effects of land and near-surface atmosphere interactions, different soil vegetation atmosphere transfer models (SVAT) are coupled with a water balance model of vegetation root zone using data assimilation techniques to update soil moisture. Within this context we developed the Spatial EvpoTranspiration Modelling Interface (SETMI) in which three different thermal remote sensing-based models are included: the one layer model (OLEM), the two source model (TSM), and the Surface Energy Balance (SEBAL) to provide estimates of surface energy fluxes and daily ET. The water balance model of the root zone is the one proposed in the FAO Paper 56 which was included to provide daily and seasonal estimates of ET and was modified to use the reflectance-based basal crop coefficient (Kcbrf) obtained from remote sensing. SETMI can also be combined with simple soil water dynamics models to provide multilayer root zone soil moisture estimates.

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


  • Remote sensing
  • Spatial-temporal evapotranspiration
  • Surface energy fluxes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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