Poster Session Advances in Estimating Evaporation, Evaporative Demand, and Associated Applications Posters

Tuesday, 8 January 2013: 9:45 AM-11:00 AM
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: 27th Conference on Hydrology
Michael Hobbins, NOAA/NWS, Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, Salt Lake City, UT and Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD

Advances in the estimation of evapotranspiration (ET) and atmospheric evaporative demand (Eo) are made across a broad range of scales and techniques, from in-situ observations to remote sensing and modeling. Specific topics for this session might include: • estimating ET from various perspectives: remote sensing platforms, ground-based point observations and parameterizations, plant-based experimentation, and water budgets; operational ET estimation; land surface-atmosphere feedbacks; future remote sensing missions and needs for ET; Eo as an input to operational LSMs to derive ET, schedule crop irrigation, and as a metric of hydroclimatic trends and variability. Contact(s): Mike Hobbins ( and Martha Anderson (

CoCoRaHS: Volunteer Observers Taking Reference Evapotranspiration Measurements During 2012
Henry Reges, CoCoRaHS/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and N. J. Doesken, N. Newman, W. A. Ryan, Z. Schwalbe, and J. Turner

Handout (1.6 MB)

Poster 62 has been moved. New paper number is 4A.3A

Examining flash drought development using the Evaporative Stress Index (ESI)
Jason Otkin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI; and M. C. Anderson, C. Hain, I. E. Mladenova, J. B. Basara, and M. D. Svoboda

Poster 66 has been moved. New paper number is 4A.6A

PBO-H2O: GPS Sensing of Variability in Snow, Vegetation, and Soil Moisture in the Western United States
John J. Braun, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and K. M. Larson, E. E. Small, and K. Boniface

Handout (3.5 MB)

Coupled water and heat flow in homogeneous and heterogeneous porous media
Zhenlei Yang, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and B. P. Mohanty

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