Special Issue "Crop Evapotranspiration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
Knowledge of evapotranspiration (ET) over croplands is becoming increasingly important across multiple disciplines, spatial scales, and time. ET estimation is critical for addressing immediate needs at farm scales including improved crop water management and irrigation efficiencies, weather and crop-stress forecasting, and decision support tools. Additionally, large-scale ET model development and validation are critically needed at watershed to continental scales to help assess agronomic, hydrological, and economic impacts of drought and climate change.
In recent years significant advances in ET science have been made to address these issues. Field experiments assessing ET have considered multiple crop types, wide ranges in cultivars, differing management practices, and environmental settings. Biophysical models have improved their characterization of ET. Remote sensing sensors and platforms have become increasingly available for ET research, providing a greater ability to synthesize model estimates with diverse sensors. Noteworthy are the accessibility of Landsat, MODIS, Sentinel 2 data sets, along with soon-to-be-available data from the multispectral ECOSTRESS and the high repeat period Venus missions.
This Special Issue will focus on Crop Evapotranspiration in both irrigated and non-irrigated environments. We welcome novel research, reviews and opinion pieces covering all ET-related topics. We are especially interested in recent integrated ET research using data fusion techniques, combining biophysical models with observations, evaluating the roles of simple vs. complex models, ET estimation at multiple spatial scales, and assessments of the impact of advances in remote sensing technology using satellites, aircraft, and drones.
Dr. Andrew N. French
Dr. Ray G. Anderson
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- crop water requirements
- remote sensing
- thermal infrared
- biophysical modeling
- decision support tools
- soil moisture