Evaluation of global observations‐based evapotranspiration datasets and IPCC AR4 simulations

  title={Evaluation of global observations‐based evapotranspiration datasets and IPCC AR4 simulations},
  author={Brigitte Mueller and Sonia Isabelle Seneviratne and Chlo{\'e} Jimenez and Thierry Corti and Martin Hirschi and G. Balsamo and Philippe Ciais and Paul A. Dirmeyer and Joshua B. Fisher and Z. Guo and Martin Jung and Fabienne Maignan and Matthew F. Mccabe and Rolf H. Reichle and Markus Reichstein and Matthew Rodell and Justin Sheffield and Adriaan J. Teuling and K. Wang and Eric F. Wood and Y. Q. Zhang},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Quantification of global land evapotranspiration (ET) has long been associated with large uncertainties due to the lack of reference observations. Several recently developed products now provide the capacity to estimate ET at global scales. These products, partly based on observational data, include satellite‐based products, land surface model (LSM) simulations, atmospheric reanalysis output, estimates based on empirical upscaling of eddy‐covariance flux measurements, and atmospheric water… 

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  • Kaicun WangS. Liang
  • Environmental Science, Mathematics
    IGARSS 2008 - 2008 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
  • 2008
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