Evapotranspiration Measuring & Modeling in the EvergladesEntry ID: USGS_SOFIA_german_et_04
Abstract: The overall objective is to develop a process-oriented appraisal of evapotranspiration within the Everglades drainage unit, excluding agricultural and brackish environments. Specific objectives include: 1) Field measurement of evapotranspiration at a variety of sites encompassing a regionally representative range of environmental factors.; 2) Integration of evapotranspiration estimates into a ... process-oriented model; 3) Verification and refinement of model using ET measurements at additional sites.
Everglades restoration efforts will rely heavily upon development of hydrologic flow models that will be used to help guide restoration and management decisions. Any hydrologic model requires an assessment of the water budget, including the amount of water removed from the system by evapotranspiration (ET). ET is a major part of the water budget in the Everglades, being similar in magnitude to rainfall. The Everglades ET project provides the necessary ET data, and methods of estimating ET throughout the Everglades system, that are required by all flow models.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Edward R. German Sandra Kinnaman
Dataset Title: Evapotranspiration Measuring & Modeling in the Everglades
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Data Presentation Form: text filesOnline Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/evapotrans/
Start Date: 1994-10-01Stop Date: 2003-09-30
Quality Not all sites have data for the 13 parameters collected.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints These data are subject to change and are not citeable until reviewed and approved for official publication.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: 2.8
Distribution Format: ASCII
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (407) 865-7575 ext. 128
Fax: (407) 865-6733
Email: kinnaman at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 224 W. Central Parkway
City: Altamonte Spring
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 32714
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: alicia.m.aleman at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Edward R. German, 2000, Regional Evaluation of Evapotranspiration in the Everglades (2000), Water Resources investigations Report, 00-4217, Tallahassee, FL, U.S. Geological Survey.
German, E. R., 1999, Regional Evaluation of Evapotranspiration in the Everglades (1999), Third International Symposium on Ecohydraulics, ... Proceedings, Salt Lake City, UT, International Association for Hydraulic Research,
German, E. R., 2002, Evapotranspiration rates from two different sawgrass communities in South Florida during drought conditions, Second Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference, Proceedings,
Las Vegas, NV, Subcommittee on Hydrology, of the Advisory Committee on Water Information.
Ohmura, A., 1982, Objective criteria for rejecting data for Bowen ratio flux calculations, Journal of Applied Meteorology, v. 21, Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-06-02