Title

Estimating Evapotranspiration of Western Kentucky using SEBAL

Presenter Information

Steven CollettFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

Environmental Geology

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Sung-Ho Hong

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Evapotranspiration is a vital aspect of the hydrological cycle, concerning 15% of the atmosphere's water vapor. Landsat ETM+, a USGS satellite, collects multispectal data of the Earth, with a return interval of 16 days. The Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) is a model used to identify and quantify fluctuating hydrological energy. This project utilized cloud-free Landsat ETM+ data to calculate and quantify evapotranspiration of Western Kentucky in 1999 and 2002. The evapotranspiration values were then compared to land cover values to identify if land cover change has a significant effect on evapotranspiration.

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Sigma Xi Poster Competition (Juried)

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Estimating Evapotranspiration of Western Kentucky using SEBAL

Evapotranspiration is a vital aspect of the hydrological cycle, concerning 15% of the atmosphere's water vapor. Landsat ETM+, a USGS satellite, collects multispectal data of the Earth, with a return interval of 16 days. The Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) is a model used to identify and quantify fluctuating hydrological energy. This project utilized cloud-free Landsat ETM+ data to calculate and quantify evapotranspiration of Western Kentucky in 1999 and 2002. The evapotranspiration values were then compared to land cover values to identify if land cover change has a significant effect on evapotranspiration.