Evaporation from irrigated crops : its measurement, modeling and estimation from remotely sensed data

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Title:
Evaporation from irrigated crops : its measurement, modeling and estimation from remotely sensed data
Author:
Garatuza-Payan, Jaime.
Issue Date:
1999
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The research described in this dissertation is predicated on the hypothesis that remotely sensed information from climatological satellites can be used to estimate the actual evapotranspiration from agricultural crops to improve irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency. The goal of the enabling research program described here was to facilitate and demonstrate the potential use of satellite data for the rapid and routine estimation of water use by irrigated crops in the Yaqui Valley irrigation scheme, an extensive irrigated area in Sonora, Mexico. The approach taken was first, to measure and model the evapotranspiration and crop factors for wheat and cotton, the most common irrigated crops in the Yaqui Valley scheme. Second, to develop and test a high-resolution (4 km x 4 km) method for determining cloud cover and solar radiation from GOES satellite data. Then third, to demonstrate the application of satellite data to calculate the actual evaporation for sample crops in the Yaqui Valley scheme by combining estimates of potential rate with relevant crop factors and information on crop management. Results show that it is feasible to provide routine estimates of evaporation for the most common crops in the Yaqui Valley irrigation scheme from satellite data. Accordingly, a system to provide such estimates has been established and the Water Users Association, the entity responsible for water distribution in Yaqui Valley, can now use them to decide whether specific fields need irrigation. A Web site (tekapucemitson. mx) is also being created which will allow individual farmers to have direct access to the evaporation estimates via the Internet.
Type:
Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic); text
Keywords:
Hydrology.; Evaporation (Meteorology); Plants -- Transpiration.
Degree Name:
Ph. D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Hydrology and Water Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Shuttleworth, W. James

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEvaporation from irrigated crops : its measurement, modeling and estimation from remotely sensed dataen_US
dc.creatorGaratuza-Payan, Jaime.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGaratuza-Payan, Jaime.en_US
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe research described in this dissertation is predicated on the hypothesis that remotely sensed information from climatological satellites can be used to estimate the actual evapotranspiration from agricultural crops to improve irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency. The goal of the enabling research program described here was to facilitate and demonstrate the potential use of satellite data for the rapid and routine estimation of water use by irrigated crops in the Yaqui Valley irrigation scheme, an extensive irrigated area in Sonora, Mexico. The approach taken was first, to measure and model the evapotranspiration and crop factors for wheat and cotton, the most common irrigated crops in the Yaqui Valley scheme. Second, to develop and test a high-resolution (4 km x 4 km) method for determining cloud cover and solar radiation from GOES satellite data. Then third, to demonstrate the application of satellite data to calculate the actual evaporation for sample crops in the Yaqui Valley scheme by combining estimates of potential rate with relevant crop factors and information on crop management. Results show that it is feasible to provide routine estimates of evaporation for the most common crops in the Yaqui Valley irrigation scheme from satellite data. Accordingly, a system to provide such estimates has been established and the Water Users Association, the entity responsible for water distribution in Yaqui Valley, can now use them to decide whether specific fields need irrigation. A Web site (tekapucemitson. mx) is also being created which will allow individual farmers to have direct access to the evaporation estimates via the Internet.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subjectHydrology.en_US
dc.subjectEvaporation (Meteorology)en_US
dc.subjectPlants -- Transpiration.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHydrology and Water Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairShuttleworth, W. Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDickinson, Robert E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoodrich, David C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarsh, Stuart E.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc218857566en_US
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