SEBAL Evapotranspiration Project

Project Description
The Idaho Dept of Water Resources and the University of Idaho's
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have
completed the first phase of a project to calibrate SEBAL, the
Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land. While SEBAL has been
used in Asia, Africa, and Europe, this project represents the
first application in North America.

This is one of nine 'Infomart' projects across the United States
awarded as part of a NASA and Raytheon Company program called
the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS)
Synergy Program. This work is supported by funding from The
Idaho Department of Water Resources, the University of Idaho's
Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Civil
Engineering, and by an EOSDIS grant.

Phase I of the project was completed at the end of 2000, and
Phase II ended at the end of 2001. IDWR and UI are presently
working on Phase III, which is structured as an operational test
of SEBAL as a tool for water right management on the Eastern
Snake River Plain.

Additional information available at
http://www.idwr.state.id.us/gisdata/ET/final_sebal_page.htm

[Summary provided by the Idaho Department of Water Resources"