We are thrilled to share with you a brand new publication, co-authored by our colleague, Abdur Rahim Safi: A new approach to estimate daily evapotranspiration, based on Landsat data and FAO56 principles.
Evapotranspiration (ET) is a fundamental process that facilitates water exchange between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere, playing a pivotal role in the hydrological cycle. Monitoring it helps towards mitigating the effects of climate change, developing sustainable ecosystems and supporting agricultural productivity.
The publication offers a novel method that integrates satellite data and crop coefficients to calculate daily crop and actual ET to overcome the limited temporal coverage of satellite data. The results are compared with the FAO WaPOR data (produced by an eLEAF-led consortium). The aggregated monthly ETa agreed well with the WaPOR datasets (RMSE = 1.93 mm/month).
For those interested in exploring the contents of the publication, you can find it here: https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2023.2237662
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