Energy and water flow through the soil - vegetation - atmosphere system: the fiction of measurements and the reality of models

M. Menenti, L. Jia, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen

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Abstract

This paper summarizes basic concepts and definitions in models of the SVA system and then emphasizes inconsistencies between model variables and observations for the soil, vegetation and atmosphere elements. This is done first in a qualitative sense, then analytically for the observations of the radiometric temperature of vegetation canopies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnsaturated-zone modeling; Progress, challenges and applications
EditorsR.A. Feddes, G.H. de Rooij, J.C. van Dam
Pages211-229
Number of pages364
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameWageningen UR Frontis Series
Number6

Keywords

  • soil water movement
  • plant water relations
  • energy balance
  • evaporation
  • models

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    Menenti, M., Jia, L., & Bastiaanssen, W. G. M. (2004). Energy and water flow through the soil - vegetation - atmosphere system: the fiction of measurements and the reality of models. In R. A. Feddes, G. H. de Rooij, & J. C. van Dam (Eds.), Unsaturated-zone modeling; Progress, challenges and applications (pp. 211-229). (Wageningen UR Frontis Series; No. 6). https://edepot.wur.nl/36213