Calculating water balances in watersheds is getting more critical as human demands and impacts on limited freshwater supplies escalates worldwide. One of the major components of the water balance is loss of water thro evapotranspiration, which currently can only be estimated via various approaches ranging from modeling (net solar radiation based models, energy budget estimates) to field-based estimates of tranpiration of single trees that are scaled up to a stand level. Accurate estimation requires that errors in scaling to the basin level be minimized.
Hence it would be desirable to develop ACCURATE estimates of evapotranspiration from satellite-based remote-sensing applications. Water resource planning has to be at the basin scale, and thus necessitates a basin-level approach with field-based calibration of satellite-imagery based evapotranspiration estimates.
Ideally, one can extend this to be able to get real-time basin water storage values, viewable online, that can be invaluable in land and water management, as well as for planning during extreme climatic events such as droughts and floods.
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