Towards Monitoring Drought Conditions in Sicily Using an Energy Balance Approach
The moisture status of the surface cover in Sicily is monitored by the evaporative fraction, EF. An energy balance modelling is performed in order to describe the energy partitioning at the land surface. Estimates of actual evapotranspiration derived from EF agree well with standard methods and highlight the advantage of using remote sensing data through a significantly improved spatial resolution.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 7th ICCTA - International Congress for Computer Technology in Agriculture, Firenze (IT), November 15-18th, 1998
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, 1-21020 Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199910229 / Last updated on: 1999-03-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en