R. S. Makar M. Faisal


Estimating crop evapotranspiration is vital for the calculation of irrigation water requirements. Remote sensing data have proven to be a valuable and efficient tool for estimating evapotranspiration. It has been used intensively over the past decade due to free, high temporal and spectral resolution data availability. The main aim of this study was to estimate the evapotranspiration (ET) over a selected area in El-Beheira governorate, Egypt based on the Simplified Surface Energy Balance Index (S-SEBI) using nine Landsat-8 images acquired from January to December 2020. The performance of the studied method was compared with the CROPWAT-8 model. The results revealed the acceptable accuracy of the ET estimated from S-SEBI algorithms with Landsat 8 images according to the coefficient of determination (r2 = 0.82) and root mean square error (RMSE = 0.53 mm/day). Therefore, it is recommended to use the S-SEBI to calculate the spatial evapotranspiration distribution using Landsat-8 images to provide the required information for determining irrigation water requirements and suggesting an efficient water management strategy.


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Crop evapotranspiration, CROPWAT-8 model, Remote sensing, Simplified surface energy balance index (S-SEBI)

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Makar, R. S., & Faisal, M. (2022). Performance evaluation of Satellite-based actual evapotranspiration technique. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 14(4), 1327–1336. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v14i4.3967
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