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Estimating watershed evapotranspiration across the United States using multiple methods

Informally Refereed
Authors: Ge Sun, Shanlei Sun, Jingfeng Xiao, Peter Caldwell, Devendra Amatya, Suat Irmak, Prasanna H. Gowda, Sudhanshu Panda, Steve McNulty, Yang Zhang
Year: 2016
Type: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
Source: In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 302 p.

Abstract

Evapotranspiration (ET) is the largest watershed water balance component only next to precipitation in the United States. ET is closely coupled with ecosystem carbon and energy fluxes, affects flooding or drought magnitude, and is also a good predictor for biodiversity at a regional scale.Thus, accurately estimating ET is of paramount importance to quantify the effects of land use change and climate change on watershed ecosystem services in water supply, water resources management, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity conservation.

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Sun, Ge; Sun, Shanlei; Xiao, Jingfeng; Caldwell, Peter; Amatya, Devendra; Irmak, Suat; Gowda, Prasanna H.; Panda, Sudhanshu; McNulty, Steve; Zhang, Yang. 2016. Estimating watershed evapotranspiration across the United States using multiple methods. In: Stringer, Christina E.; Krauss, Ken W.; Latimer, James S., eds. 2016. Headwaters to estuaries: advances in watershed science and management -Proceedings of the Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. March 2-5, 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina. e-General Technical Report SRS-211. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 1 p.
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