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MOD 16 - Evapotranspiration

This is a land surface evapotranspiration product which represents all transpira-tion by vegetation and evaporation from canopy and soil surfaces, expressed in 1-dimensional vertical mm/day units. ET is computed globally every day at 1km, using MODIS landcover, and FPAR/LAI data and global surface meteorology from the GMAO. ET is used for water balance calculations for hydrologic man-agement, as a carbon cycle constraint, and for drought and fire danger mapping.


Affiliated Team Member: S. Running

Affiliated Discipline: Land

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