Journal article

Bridging Thermal Infrared Sensing and Physically-Based Evapotranspiration Modeling: From Theoretical Implementation to Validation Across an Aridity Gradient in Australian Ecosystems

Kaniska Mallick, Erika Toivonen, Ivonne Trebs, Eva Boegh, James Cleverly, Derek Eamus, Harri Koivusalo, Darren Drewry, Stefan K Arndt, Anne Griebel, Jason Beringer, Monica Garcia

Water Resources Research | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 2018

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) under project BIOTRANS

Awarded by FNR-DFG CAOS-2 project

Awarded by FNR under the programme STEREOIII (INTER/STEREOIII/13/03/HiWET)

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by ARC

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) under project BIOTRANS (project code 00001145). Partial funding for this research was provided through the FNR-DFG CAOS-2 project grant (INTER/DFG/14/02); and through HiWET (High-resolution modeling and monitoring of Water and Energy Transfers in wetland ecosystems) consortium funded by BELSPO and FNR under the programme STEREOIII (INTER/STEREOIII/13/03/HiWET; contract NR SR/00/301). We are grateful to all Australian and international collaborators, OzFlux PIs, and all the funding agencies that have contributed to establishing Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and Ozflux. The authors declare no conflict of interest. This work utilized data collected by grants funded by the Australian Research Council (DP0344744, DP0772981, DP120101735, DP130101566, and LE0882936). Jason Beringer is funded under an ARC Future Fellowship (FT110100602). DTD acknowledges support of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. KM designed the analysis; ET and KM performed the analysis; KM, ET, and IT developed the initial version of the manuscript; and all the coauthors make significant contribution in editing the manuscript. The authors declare no conflict of interests. Data used in the current analysis is available through the OzFlux data portal (, and we have used data level-3 data that was available in csv format in the fluxnet repository ( id=1882723&collection.owner. id=450& viewType=anonymous).