Monthly MODIS and AVHRR-based land surface evapotranspiration dataset in Qilian Mountain area (ETHi-merge, V1) (1985-2015)

Monthly MODIS and AVHRR-based land surface evapotranspiration dataset in Qilian Mountain area (ETHi-merge, V1) (1985-2015)

This dataset contains monthly land surface evapotranspiration products in Qilian Mountain area every 5 years from 1985 to 2015. It has 0.05 degree spatial resolution from 1985 to 1995 and 0.01 degree spatial resolution from 2000 to 2015. The dataset was produced based on Gaussian Process Regression (GPR) method by fusing six satellite-derived evapotranspiration products including RS-PM (Mu et al., 2011), SW (Shuttleworth and Wallace., 1985), PT-JPL (Fisher et al., 2008), MS-PT (Yao et al., 2013), SEMI-PM (Wang et al., 2010a) and SIM (Wang et al.2008). The input variables for the evapotranspiration products include MODIS products, GIMMS AVHRR NDVI and China Meteorological Forcing Dataset (He Jie, Yang Kun. China Meteorological Forcing Dataset. Cold and Arid Regions Science Data Center at Lanzhou, 2011. doi:10.3972/westdc.002.2014.db).

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Yao, Y., Liu, S., Shang, K. (2019). Monthly MODIS and AVHRR-based land surface evapotranspiration dataset in Qilian Mountain area (ETHi-merge, V1) (1985-2015). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Geogra.tpdc.270232. CSTR: 18406.11.Geogra.tpdc.270232. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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1. Yao, Y. J., Liang, S. L., Li, X. L., Chen, J. Q., Liu, S. M., Jia, K., Zhang, X. T., Xiao, Z. Q., Fisher, J. B., Mu, Q. Z., Pan, M., Liu, M., Cheng, J., Jiang, B., Xie, X. H., Grünwald, T., Bernhofer, C., & Roupsard, O. (2017). Improving global terrestrial evapotranspiration estimation using support vector machine by integrating three process-based algorithms. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 242, 55-74.( View Details | Bibtex)

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References literature

1.Mu Q., Zhao M., Running S. W. . Improvements to a MODIS global terrestrial evapotranspiration algorithm. Remote Sensing of Environment 2011, 115(8):1781-1800. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2011.02.019. (View Details )

2.Shuttleworth, W., Wallace, J. (1985). Evaporation from sparse crops-An energy combination theory, 111, 839–855. DOI: 10.1002/qj.49711146910. (View Details )

3.Fisher J. B., Tu K. P., & Baldocchi D. D. (2008). Global estimates of the land–atmosphere water flux based on monthly AVHRR and ISLSCP-II data, validated at 16 FLUXNET sites. Remote Sensing of Environment, 112(3), 901-919. (View Details )

4.Wang K., Dickinson R. E., Wild M., et al. Evidence for decadal variation in global terrestrial evapotranspiration between 1982 and 2002: 1. Model development. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 2010, 115(D20): 898-907. DOI: 10.1029/2009JD013671. (View Details )

5.Wang K., Liang S. . An improved method for estimating global evapotranspiration based on satellite determination of surface net radiation, vegetation index, temperature, and soil moisture. J. Hydrometeorol 2008, 9, 712–727. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2008.4779489. (View Details )

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Geographic coverage
East: 89.00 West: 107.00
South: 34.00 North: 45.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: km
  • File size: 823 MB
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  • Downloads: 334
  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 1985-01-19 To 2015-12-19
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
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