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Surface Energy Balance System for Estimating Daily Evapotranspiration Rates in the Texas High Plains

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  5th National Decennial Irrigation Conference Proceedings, 5-8 December 2010, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona USA  IRR10-8615.(doi:10.13031/2013.35823)
Authors:   Prasanna H Gowda, Terry A Howell, George Paul, Thomas H Marek, Paul D Colaizzi
Keywords:   Surface energy balance, SEBS

Numerous energy balance (EB) algorithms have been developed to use remote sensing data for mapping evapotranspiration (ET) on a regional basis. Adopting any single or a combination of these models for an operational ET remote sensing program requires thorough evaluation. The Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS) was evaluated for its ability to estimate daily ET rates of summer crops grown in the Texas High Plains using Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper data acquired on 10 July 2007. Performance of SEBS was evaluated by comparing estimated daily ET with measured weighing lysimeter ET data from four large lysimeters at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Bushland, Texas. SEBS estimated daily ET values measured with the weighing lysimeter measurements indicated that the SEBS model may provide good ET estimates for both irrigated and dryland fields.

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