Land Surface Evaporation

Measurement and Parameterization

  • Thomas J. Schmugge
  • Jean-Claude André

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas J. Schmugge, Jean-Claude André
    Pages 1-4
  3. W. James Shuttleworth
    Pages 93-120
  4. Peter J. Camillo, Robert J. Gurney, Judith E. Devaney
    Pages 121-135
  5. H. A. R. de Bruin, N. J. Bink, L. J. M. Kroon
    Pages 157-169
  6. R. L. Desjardins, J. I. MacPherson
    Pages 245-260
  7. Richard H. Cuenca, Joël Noilhan
    Pages 287-299
  8. P. Bougeault, B. Bret, P. Lacarrere, Joël Noilhan
    Pages 383-402
  9. J.-P. Goutorbe, C. Tarrieu
    Pages 403-410
  10. Donald E. Strebel, P. J. Sellers, F. G. Hall
    Pages 411-414
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 415-424

About this book


General circulation model (GCM) experiments in the late 1970's indicated that the climate is sensitive to variations in evaporation at the land surface. Thus, in the context of climate modeling, it became important to develop techniques which would realistically estimate the evaporation flux on land. Land Surface Evaporation: Measurement and Parameterization discusses strategies for the use of experimental data in developing and testing parameterization schemes of the evaporation flux in GCM's. The book reviews state-of-the-art techniques, such as remote sensing, which measure evaporation fluxes over continental surfaces. It evaluates their relevance with respect to the various spatial and temporal scales of interest. This book will provide researchers in climatology, meteorology, hydrology and water management, and remote sensing with a thorough overview of current research in land surface evaporation. It will also give young scientists insight into surface processes.


Meteorology Scale climate climatology hydrology remote sensing water

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Schmugge
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude André
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA Hydrology LaboratoryBeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Centre National de Recherches MétéorologiquesToulouseFrance

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