HSAF User Workshop 2022

26 Minutes

Emanuel Dutra (IPMA)

LSA SAF evapotranspiration products

Published: 7 February 2022

Evapotranspiration (ET) is a key component of the Earth System coupling land-atmosphere exchanges of water, energy and carbon. Due to the complex nature of the processes involved (radiation, boundary layer turbulence, vegetation status, soil moisture) it is very challenging to observe (locally and from Satellite) and to model. LSA SAF evapotranspiration product takes advantage of satellite radiation and soil moisture estimates to diagnose ET using a surface energy balance approach. This talk will present an overview of the LSA SAF ET products with particular focus on the use of HSAF soil moisture in operations (H14 and future H26) and in the production of the climate data record (H141).

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