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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
https://doi.org/10.5194/hessd-11-13479-2014
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10 Dec 2014
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This discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). The manuscript was not accepted for further review after discussion.
Evaluation of an extreme-condition-inverse calibration remote sensing model for mapping energy balance fluxes in arid riparian areas
S.-H. Hong1,*, J. M. H. Hendrickx1, J. Kleissl2, R. G. Allen3, W. G. M. Bastiaanssen4, R. L. Scott5, and A. L. Steinwand6 1New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA
2University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
3University of Idaho, Kimberly, ID, USA
4Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
5Southwest Watershed Research Center, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ, USA
6Inyo County, Water Department, Independence, CA, USA
*now at: Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA
Abstract. Accurate information on the distribution of the surface energy balance components in arid riparian areas is needed for sustainable management of water resources as well as for a better understanding of water and heat exchange processes between the land surface and the atmosphere. Since the spatial and temporal distributions of these fluxes over large areas are difficult to determine from ground measurements alone, their prediction from remote sensing data is very attractive as it enables large area coverage and a high repetition rate. In this study the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) was used to estimate all the energy balance components in the arid riparian areas of the Middle Rio Grande Basin (New Mexico), San Pedro Basin (Arizona), and Owens Valley (California). We compare instantaneous and daily SEBAL fluxes derived from Landsat TM images to surface-based measurements with eddy covariance flux towers. This study presents evidence that SEBAL yields reliable estimates for actual evapotranspiration rates in riparian areas of the southwestern United States. The great strength of the SEBAL method is its internal calibration procedure that eliminates most of the bias in latent heat flux at the expense of increased bias in sensible heat flux.

Citation: Hong, S.-H., Hendrickx, J. M. H., Kleissl, J., Allen, R. G., Bastiaanssen, W. G. M., Scott, R. L., and Steinwand, A. L.: Evaluation of an extreme-condition-inverse calibration remote sensing model for mapping energy balance fluxes in arid riparian areas, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/hessd-11-13479-2014, 2014.
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RC C6034: 'Comment on: Evaluation of an extreme-condition-inverse calibration remote sensing model for mapping energy balance fluxes in arid riparian areas', Anonymous Referee #1, 12 Jan 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
AC C6811: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #1', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC C6307: 'Review "Evaluation of an extreme-condition-inverse calibration remote sensing model for mapping energy balance fluxes in arid riparian areas".', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Feb 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
AC C6816: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #2', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC C6397: 'Review "Evaluation of an extreme-condition-inverse calibration remote sensing model for mapping energy balance fluxes in arid riparian areas"', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 Feb 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
AC C6820: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #3', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC C6404: 'Review of hess-2014-347 EVALUTION OF AN EXTREME-CONDITION-INVERSE CALIBRATION REMOTE SENSING MODEL FOR MAPPING ENERGY BALANCE FLUXES IN ARID RIPARIAN AREAS', Anonymous Referee #4, 06 Feb 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
AC C6825: 'Response to Anonymous Referee #4', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
AC C6831: 'Submitted revised manuscript', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
AC C6836: 'Response_to_Reviewers', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC C6837: 'Final Draft with Track Change', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC C6838: 'Fina lDraft', Sung-ho Hong, 17 Apr 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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