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Research Project: IMPROVING WATER PRODUCTIVITY AND NEW WATER MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES TO SUSTAIN RURAL ECONOMIES

Location: Soil and Water Management Research

Title: Modeling uncertainty of evapotranspiration measurements from multiple eddy covariance towers over a crop canopy

Author
item Kutikoff, Seth - Kansas State University
item Lin, Xiaomao - Kansas State University
item Aiken, Robert - Kansas State University
item Evett, Steven - Steve
item Colaizzi, Paul
item Brauer, David - Dave

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2015
Publication Date: 11/16/2015
Citation: Kutikoff, S., Lin, X., Aiken, R.M., Evett, S.R., Colaizzi, P.D., Brauer, D.K. 2015. Modeling uncertainty of evapotranspiration measurements from multiple eddy covariance towers over a crop canopy [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA annual meeting, Nov.15-18, 2015,Minneapolis, MN. Paper No.95-9.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: All measurements have random error associated with them. With fluxes in an eddy covariance system, measurement error can been modelled in several ways, often involving a statistical description of turbulence at its core. Using a field experiment with four towers, we generated four replicates of measurements at any given time. This study will give insight into the uncertainty of sensible and latent heat fluxes using the variability among the observations and simulations derived from the observations. Ultimately, the modeled uncertainty will be used to improve the evapotranspiration estimate relative to values from the field's large weighing lysimeter.