The evaporative fraction of the surface energy balance has been favoured as a tool to describe the energy partitioning during daytime. It is shown that the evaporative fraction behaves temporally stable under heterogeneous terrain conditions in the Echival Field Experiment in Desertification-Threatened Areas (EFEDA). The evaporative fraction has been calculated by means of data retrieved from geostationary satellites using the SEBAL model. The overall attainable accuracy of the evaporative fraction changes with spatial resolution in relation to the correlation length of the land surface processes.
|Title of host publication||The use of remote sensing for land degradation and desertification monitoring in the Mediterranean basin; state of the art and future research|
|Editors||J. Hill, D. Peter|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
Bastiaanssen, W. G. M., Pelgrum, H., van der Wal, T., & Roebeling, R. A. (1996). Aggregation of evaporative fraction by remote sensing from micro to macro scale. In J. Hill, & D. Peter (Eds.), The use of remote sensing for land degradation and desertification monitoring in the Mediterranean basin; state of the art and future research (pp. 115-132)