Benchmark products for land evapotranspiration: LandFlux-EVAL multi-data set synthesis

B. Mueller, M. Hirschi, C. Jimenez, P. Ciais, P.A. Dirmeyer, A.J. Dolman, J.B. Fisher, M. Jung, F. Ludwig, F. Maignan, D. Gonzalez Miralles, M.F. McCabe, M. Reichstein, J. Sheffield, K. Wang, E.F. Wood, Y. Zhang, S.I. Seneviratne

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Land evapotranspiration (ET) estimates are available from several global data sets.Here, Monthly Global Land et Synthesis Products, Merged from These Individual Data Sets over the Time Periods 1989-1995 (7 Yr) and 1989-2005 (17 Yr), Are Presented. the Merged Synthesis Products over the Shorter Period Are Based on A Total of 40 Distinct Data Sets while Those over the Longer Period Are Based on A Total of 14 Data Sets. in the Individual Data Sets, et Is Derived from Satellite And/or in Situ Observations (Diagnostic Data Sets) or Calculated Via Land-surface Models (LSMs) Driven with Observations-based Forcing or Output from Atmospheric Reanalyses. Statistics for Four Merged Synthesis Products Are Provided, One Including All Data Sets and Three Including only Data Sets from One Category Each (Diagnostic, LSMs, and Reanalyses). the Multi-annual Variations of et in the Merged Synthesis Products Display Realistic Responses. They Are Also Consistent with Previous Findings of A Global Increase in et between 1989 and 1997 (0.13 Mm yr
Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Pages (from-to)3707-3720
JournalHydrology and Earth System Sciences
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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