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Research Project: From Field to Watershed: Enhancing Water Quality and Management in Agroecosystems through Remote Sensing, Ground Measurements, and Integrative Modeling

Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Title: The Two-Source Energy Balance (TSEB) model formulation using thermal-infrared remote sensing for evapotranspiration estimation: Applications from field to global scales

item Kustas, William - Bill
item NORMAN, J - University Of Wisconsin
item Anderson, Martha
item Knipper, Kyle
item DIAK, G - University Of Wisconsin
item Gao, Feng
item NIETO, H - Institute Of Agricultural Sciences
item TORRES, A - Utah State University
item JAFFAR, H - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/16/2023
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Since its development nearly 30 years ago, the Two-source Energy Balance (TSEB) model using land surface temperature as the key boundary condition has been integrated into proximal, airborne and satellite platforms for estimating surface energy balance and evapotranspiration (ET) over both natural and agricultural ecosystems. Recent efforts have shown the capability of applying TSEB to generate a global product and potential to provide actual ET information for improving water management at the field scale in irrigated regions, many which face increasing water shortages causing overdrafts of regional aquifers due to more frequent and extended droughts. This presentation will provide an overview of the TSEB model formulation and its application to different landscapes and climates as well as its implementation using different remote sensing platforms. Examples in how the ET product is being implemented for improving water management in irrigated woody perennial crops in California will also be presented.