Merging Remote Sensing and In Situ Data for Estimation of Energy Balance Components Under Climate Change Conditions: Ukrainian Steppe Zone

  • Tatiana IlienkoEmail author
  • Elena Vlasova
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)


Climate change is recognized as one of the most important natural events in the past decades. Energy balance components (surface temperature, evapotranspiration, etc.) are closely related with climate change. Therefore adaptation of the existent models is needed for future climate. A shortage of surface weather observations due to the reduction of permanent weather networks requires combining remote sensing and in situ observations. This work is devoted to merging of these two data types in estimation of energy balance components of the Ukrainian steppe zone under climate warming condition.


Climate change Energy balance Evapotranspiration Remote sensing data 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agroecological InstituteKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Land Reclamation Ukrainian Academy of SciencesKyivUkraine

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