Session 5A Advances in Evaporation and Evaporative Demand, Part I

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 30th Conference on Hydrology
Michael Hobbins, NOAA, Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO; Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab, Beltsville, MD; Christopher Hain, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Camp Springs, MD and Jennifer C. Adam, Washington State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA

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 may include but are not limited to: (1) estimating ET from various perspectives: remote sensing platforms, ground-based point observations and parameterizations, plant-based experimentation, and water budgets; (2) operational ET estimation; (3) land surface-atmosphere feedbacks; (4) future remote sensing missions and needs for ET; (5) Eo as an input to operational LSMs to derive ET, schedule crop irrigation, and as a metric of hydroclimatic trends and variability.Please contact the program organizer, Mike Ek ( for additional information.

4:00 PM
Estimating Daily Landsat-Scale Evapotranspiration over a Managed Pine Plantation in North Carolina, USA using a Data Fusion Method
Yun Yang, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and M. C. Anderson, F. Gao, C. Hain, W. P. Kustas, A. Noormets, R. Wynne, V. Thomas, and G. Sun
4:30 PM
Use of Satellite Skin Temperatures to Improve Surface Evapotranspiration Performance in WRF
Richard T. McNider, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and K. Doty, Y. Wu, A. Pour-Biazar, P. Lee, M. Huang, B. Dornblaser, and C. Hain
4:45 PM
A Multi-Perspective Evaluation of ET variability related to recent droughts in the Southeastern United States
Walter L. Ellenburg, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and V. Mishra, R. T. McNider, J. Mecikalski, J. Christy, C. Handyside, and J. F. Cruise
5:00 PM
Mesoscale Evapotranspiration from In Situ and Satellite Observations
Jeffrey B. Basara, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Liu, B. G. Illston, and X. Xiao
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