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Carrillo-Rojas, G.; Silva, B.; Cordova, M.; Celleri, R. &amp; Bendix, J. (2016): <b>Dynamic Mapping of Evapotranspiration Using an Energy Balance-Based Model over an Andean P&aacute;ramo Catchment of Southern Ecuador</b>. <i>Remote Sensing</i> <b>8</b>(2), 160 (1-24).

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Title: Dynamic Mapping of Evapotranspiration Using an Energy Balance-Based Model over an Andean Páramo Catchment of Southern Ecuador
FOR816dw ID: 279
Publication Date: 2016-02-19
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Individual: Galo Carrillo-Rojas
Individual: Brenner Silva
Individual: Mario Cordova
Individual: Rolando Celleri
Individual: Jörg Bendix
Understanding of evapotranspiration (ET) processes over Andean mountain environments is crucial, particularly due to the importance of these regions to deliver water-related ecosystem services. In this context, the detection of spatio-temporal changes in ET remains poorly investigated for specific Andean ecosystems, like the páramo. To overcome this lack of knowledge, we implemented the energy-balance model METRIC with Landsat 7 ETM+ and MODIS-Terra imagery for a páramo catchment. The implementation contemplated adjustments for complex terrain in order to obtain daily, monthly and annual ET maps (between 2013 and 2014). In addition, we compared our results to the global ET product MOD16. Finally, a rigorous validation of the outputs was conducted with residual ET from the water balance. ET retrievals from METRIC (Landsat-based) showed good agreement with the validation-related ET at monthly and annual steps (mean bias error <8 mm·month?1 and annual deviation <17%). However, METRIC (MODIS-based) outputs and the MOD16 product were revealed to be unsuitable for our study due to the low spatial resolution. At last, the plausibility of METRIC to obtain spatial ET retrievals using higher resolution satellite data is demonstrated, which constitutes the first contribution to the understanding of spatially-explicit ET over an alpine catchment in the neo-tropical Andes.
| Ecuador | remote sensing | Andes | Landsat | MODIS | Tropical Mountain Ecosystem | Paramo | evapotranspiration |
Literature type specific fields:
Journal: Remote Sensing
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Page Range: 160 (1-24)
Publisher: MDPI AG
Publication Place: Basel, Switzerland
ISSN: 2072-4292
Metadata Provider:
Individual: Galo Carrillo-Rojas
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