Special Issue "Evapotranspiration Observation and Prediction: Uncertainty Analysis"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land - Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019.
Evapotranspiration (ET) is a key component of the water balance and the energy budget of land surfaces. ET plays a key role in the dynamic of land surface–atmosphere interactions (Seneviratne et al. 2006) and the dynamic of soil water content (Desborough 1997). ET can be modeled from land surface models (LSMs), which describe the vertical exchange of energy and mass between soil, vegetation, and atmosphere. LSMs have been designed to be coupled to atmospheric or hydrology models for large-scale studies. Uncertainties in simulated ET can be attributed to the following three components: (1) model structure, (2) model parameters, and (3) errors in the climate and the surface variables used to drive the model and to integrate it spatially (Vrugt et al. 2009; Garrigues et al. 2015a). The identification of the most influential sources of uncertainty in the representation of the spatiotemporal dynamic of ET is a crucial aspect to reduce the uncertainty in the prediction of the long-term evolution of the terrestrial water cycle and the land–atmosphere interactions.
This Special Issue is focused on the uncertainty analysis in ET predictions from a local to a global scale. It offers an opportunity to publish articles on the quantification of uncertainties in the simulation of ET fluxes, to identify possible shortcomings in the representation of key processes (e.g, soil water transfer parametrization, stomatal conductance, soil water stress, and energy balance), and to analyze the impact of ET uncertainties on the prediction of atmospheric variables. We particularly encourage the following:
- The use of state-of-the art methods in uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis (e.g., Bayesian framework, metamodeling, and variance-based sensitivity indices);
- Multi-model comparison;
- The use of Earth observation data to resolve the spatiotemporal structure in ET uncertainties at regional and continental scales;
- Atmosphere–land simulation or off-line simulation analysis.
Dr. Sébastien Garrigues
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- uncertainty analysis
- model intercomparison
- land surface models
- earth system models
- satellite evapotranspiration products
- partitioning between plant transpiration
- soil evaporation
- plant interception
- long-term prediction
- impact of climate and land-use changes
- soil moisture stress
- soil water transfer parametrization
- energy balance
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Pan Evaporation Modeling Using Different Heuristic Methods
Authors: Rana Muhammad Adnan 1,2,* , Zhongmin Liang 1,2,*, Salim Heddam 3, Mohammad Zounemat-Kermani 4, Ozgur Kisi 5 and Binquan Li 1,2
Affiliations: 1 College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China; 2 State Key Laboratory of Hydrology-Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing 210098, China; 3 Faculty of Science, Agronomy Department, Hydraulics Division University, 20 Août 1955, Route El Hadaik, BP 26 Skikda, Algeria; 4 Department of Water Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran; 5 Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Ilia State University, Tbilisi 0162, Georgia, GA, USA