The WACMOS-ET project is motivated by the need to develop a predictive capability for terrestrial evapotranspiration to support both climate research and operational water management and agriculture.
It is an ESA study.
Its aim is to derive and intercompare evapotranspiration estimates from satellites, using different methodologies. It will use consistent input data sets that will be produced during the project.
It contributes to the efforts of the GEWEX LandFlux project that focuses on the development toward routine production of a multi-decadal global observation-based land surface flux data set.