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i.eb.eta - Actual evapotranspiration for diurnal period (Bastiaanssen, 1995).


imagery, energy balance, actual evapotranspiration, SEBAL


i.eb.eta --help
i.eb.eta netradiationdiurnal=name evaporativefraction=name temperature=name output=name [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]


Allow output files to overwrite existing files
Print usage summary
Verbose module output
Quiet module output
Force launching GUI dialog


netradiationdiurnal=name [required]
Name of the diurnal net radiation map [W/m2]
Default: rnetday
evaporativefraction=name [required]
Name of the evaporative fraction map [-]
Default: evapfr
temperature=name [required]
Name of the surface skin temperature [K]
Default: tempk
output=name [required]
Name of the output actual evapotranspiration layer [mm/d]

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i.eb.eta calculates the actual evapotranspiration (ETa ; mm/d) for diurnal period after [1], implemented in [3]. It takes input of Diurnal Net Radiation (see r.sun), evaporative fraction (see i.eb.evapfr) and surface skin temperature.


Full ETa processing will need those: (for time integration: i.evapo.time_integration)

For more details on the algorithms see [1][2][3][4].


r.sun, i.eb.evapfr, i.eb.netrad


[1] Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., 1995. Estimation of Land surface parameters by remote sensing under clear-sky conditions. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands. (PDF)

[2] Chemin Y., Alexandridis T.A., 2001. Improving spatial resolution of ET seasonal for irrigated rice in Zhanghe, China. Asian Journal of Geoinformatics. 5(1):3-11,2004.

[3] Alexandridis T.K., Cherif I., Chemin Y., Silleos N.G., Stavrinos E., Zalidis G.C. Integrated methodology for estimating water use in Mediterranean agricultural areas. Remote Sensing. 2009, 1, 445-465. (PDF)

[4] Chemin, Y., 2012. A Distributed Benchmarking Framework for Actual ET Models, in: Irmak, A. (Ed.), Evapotranspiration - Remote Sensing and Modeling. InTech. (PDF)


Yann Chemin, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

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