Modeling sensible heat flux for vegetated surfaces through an optimized surface aerodynamic temperature approach
Agricultural water management advancements rely on improved methods to accurately determine crop water use. Crop evapotranspiration modeling based on the surface energy balance depends on the accurate estimation of all incoming and outgoing heat fluxes at the surface level. This thesis particularly goal is to improve sensible heat flux estimates for row crops through an optimized aerodynamic surface temperature (To) approach based on remote sensing and weather data. Empirical linear and non-linear To models were developed based on percent cover, surface temperature, air temperature, and a ...
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