Thermal radiation and energy closure assessment in evapotranspiration estimation for remote sensing validation

John H. Prueger, Joe Alfieri, William Kustas, Lawrence Hipps, Christopher Neale, Steven R. Evett, Jerry Hatfield, Lynn G. McKee, Jose L. Chavez

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Abstract

Where human populations exist, water and its proper management remain a critical and important issue across diverse regions of the world. This is particularly acute in semiarid regions. The proper allocation and management of limited water resources in locations that are vast in spatial extent necessitate important surface and meteorological information in order to accurately estimate evapotranspiration (ET) at relevant spatial and temporal resolutions. The need for an accurate accounting of consumptive water use continues to dominate ET research, largely because in many regions throughout the world, available water resources are insufficient to meet all water use demands. Thus, an accurate accounting of consumptive water use (or ET) through evaporation (soil and/or plant surfaces) is indispensible (Brutsaert 1982) and is at the core of many hydrologic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiscale Hydrologic Remote Sensing
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Pages87-109
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781439877630
ISBN (Print)9781439877456
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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