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Actual evapotranspiration (AET) monthly rates from ET stations in central Florida and corresponding simplified surface energy balance operational AET rates


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Sepúlveda, N., 2018, Data Sets for the actual evapotranspiration (AET) rates from 2000 to 2017 in east-central and northeast Florida basins calculated using water-budget balance analysis (WBA), the Simplified Surface Energy Balance Operational (SSEBop) method, and the land-cover types method: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Measured AET monthly rates in file AET_Monthly_Totals.csv were calculated at these ET monitoring stations in central and east-central Florida: Duda Farms, Blue Cypress, Reedy Lake, Orlando Urban, Disney Preserve, Lyonia Preserve. The monthly AET rates measured at these sites are compared side by side with the monthly AET rates calculated using the SSEBop method. The SSEBop AET rates were obtained from Gabriel Senay, one of the authors of Savoca and others, 2013, where the SSEBop methodology is explained. The measured AET monthly rates at the ET sites are presented as another way to assess the reliability of the SSEBop AET rates. The Florida ET network grid pixel numbers used for this comparison are: Duda Farms - pixel 106578, Blue [...]


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Nicasio Sepulveda
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Nicasio Sepulveda
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Nicasio Sepulveda
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Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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The measured actual evapotranspiration (AET) monthly rates are presented to assess the reliability of the SSEBop AET rates. Correlation coefficients, between the measured AET rates at the ET stations and those rates calculated using the SSEBop method, for the various land cover types, ranged from 0.65 to 0.84. An application of the SSEBop annual AET rates presented in shapefiles AET_SJR_Basin_Cells is to guide the simulated AET rates in a surface-water/groundwater flow model.



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