Advances in the Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Evaporation

Matthew McCabe, Diego G. Miralles, Thomas R.H. Holmes, Joshua B. Fisher

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Characterizing the terrestrial carbon, water, and energy cycles depends strongly on a capacity to accurately reproduce the spatial and temporal dynamics of land surface evaporation. For this, and many other reasons, monitoring terrestrial evaporation across multiple space and time scales has been an area of focused research for a number of decades. Much of this activity has been supported by developments in satellite remote sensing, which have been leveraged to deliver new process insights, model development and methodological improvements. In this Special Issue, published contributions explored a range of research topics directed towards the enhanced estimation of terrestrial evaporation. Here we summarize these cutting-edge efforts and provide an overview of some of the state-of-the-art approaches for retrieving this key variable. Some perspectives on outstanding challenges, issues, and opportunities are also presented.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1138
JournalRemote Sensing
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 13 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: MFM was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. DGM acknowledges support from the European Research Council (ERC) under grant agreement 715254 (DRY–2– DRY). JBF contributed to this work at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). California Institute of Technology. Government sponsorship acknowledged. JBF was supported in part by NASA programs: SUSMAP, INCA, IDS, and ECOSTRESS.


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