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Simulation of Evapotranspiration at a 3-Minute Time Interval Based on Remote Sensing Data and SEBAL Model

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Article number4919
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>17/07/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Sciences
Issue number14
Number of pages15
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Using remote sensing to estimate evapotranspiration minute frequency is the basis for accurately calculating hourly and daily evapotranspiration from the regional scale. However, from the existing research, it is difficult to use remote sensing data to estimate evapotranspiration minute frequency. This paper uses GF-4 and moderate-resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) data in conjunction with the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) model to estimate ET at a 3-min time interval in part of China and South Korea, and compares those simulation results with that from field measured data. According to the spatial distribution of ET derived from GF-4 and MODIS, the texture of ET derived from GF-4 is more obvious than that of MODIS, and GF-4 is able to express the variability of the spatial distribution of ET. Meanwhile, according to the value of ET derived from both GF-4 and MODIS, results from these two satellites have significant linear correlation, and ET derived from GF-4 is higher than that from MODIS. Since the temporal resolution of GF-4 is 3 min, the land surface ET at a 3-min time interval could be obtained by utilizing all available meteorological and remote sensing data, which avoids error associated with extrapolating instantaneously from a single image.