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Algorithms 2008, 1(2), 52-68; doi:10.3390/a1020052

Modeling Landscape Evapotranspiration by Integrating Land Surface Phenology and a Water Balance Algorithm

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57198, USA
Received: 19 September 2008 / Accepted: 23 October 2008 / Published: 30 October 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensor Algorithms)
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The main objective of this study is to present an improved modeling technique called Vegetation ET (VegET) that integrates commonly used water balance algorithms with remotely sensed Land Surface Phenology (LSP) parameter to conduct operational vegetation water balance modeling of rainfed systems at the LSP’s spatial scale using readily available global data sets. Evaluation of the VegET model was conducted using Flux Tower data and two-year simulation for the conterminous US. The VegET model is capable of estimating actual evapotranspiration (ETa) of rainfed crops and other vegetation types at the spatial resolution of the LSP on a daily basis, replacing the need to estimate crop- and region-specific crop coefficients. View Full-Text
Keywords: Evapotranspiration; modeling; phenology; land surface; VegET; remote sensing Evapotranspiration; modeling; phenology; land surface; VegET; remote sensing
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Senay, G.B. Modeling Landscape Evapotranspiration by Integrating Land Surface Phenology and a Water Balance Algorithm. Algorithms 2008, 1, 52-68.

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