Originator: W. Barclay Shoemaker
Evapotranspiration over Spatially Extensive Plant Communities in Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Maps and Data
Evapotranspiration (ET) and lake evaporation are quantified in Florida using the eddy covariance and Bowen ratio methods. Ecosystems selected for study include Lake Okeechobee, Pine Uplands, Wet Prairies, Marsh, Cypress Swamp, and Dwarf Cypress. These ecosystems are spatially extensive, and thus, the measurements described herein can be applied to other humid subtropical locations such as the Everglades. Spatial differences in annual ET are considerable due to incoming solar radiation variability and water availability. ET is generally greatest between March to October when solar radiation is relatively large, and least from November to February when solar radiation is small.
To quantify ET and lake evaporation in southern Florida at daily, monthly and annual time scales.
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Big Cypress National Preserve, Blue Cypress Marsh, Lake Okeechobee
Theme_Keyword: surface energy cycle
Theme_Keyword: latent heat flux
Theme_Keyword: net radiation
Theme_Keyword: water budget
Theme_Keyword: eddy covariance
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place_Keyword: Big Cypress National Preserve
Place_Keyword: Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Blue Cypress Marsh
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Contact_Person: W. Barclay Shoemaker
Contact_Organization: USGS Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 3321 College Avenue
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Originator: Bidlake, W.R., Woodham, W.M., and Lopez, M.A.
Evapotranspiration from areas of native vegetation in west-central Florida
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply
Other_Citation_Details: 35 pp.
Issue_Identification: Paper 2430
Originator: Dryer, A.J.
Measurements of evaporation and heat transfer in the lower atmosphere by an automatic eddy covariance technique
Series_Name: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meterological Society
Other_Citation_Details: p. 401-412
Originator: Tanner, B.D., and Greene, J.P.
Measurement of sensible heat and water vapor fluxes using eddy covariance methods
Final report prepared for U.S. Army Dugway Proving Grounds, Dugway, Utah, 17 p.