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MODIS estimates of annual evapotranspiration of irrigated crops in the Nile delta based on the FAO method: application to the Nile river budget
Author(s): V. Simonneaux; M. A. A. Abdrabbo; S. M. Saleh; M. K. Hassanein; A. F. Abou-Hadid; A. Chehbouni
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Paper Abstract

Egypt is experiencing a water crisis because all resources are used and the Nile is not able to provide for the increasing needs especially for irrigation. In order to better manage the available resources, an accurate quantitative assessment of water fluxes, and especially evapotranspiration, is needed to improve the management of irrigation water. We show here how MODIS low resolution satellite images (250m) were used, jointly with climatic data interpolated from stations, to compute the annual irrigation consumption of the Nile delta based on the FAO-56 method. The results are used to estimate of the Water budget of Egypt and give insights about irrigation efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7824, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XII, 78241S (22 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865066
Show Author Affiliations
V. Simonneaux, Ctr. d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (France)
M. A. A. Abdrabbo, Central Lab. for Agricultural Climate (Egypt)
S. M. Saleh, Central Lab. for Agricultural Climate (Egypt)
M. K. Hassanein, Central Lab. for Agricultural Climate (Egypt)
A. F. Abou-Hadid, Agricultural Research Ctr. (Egypt)
A. Chehbouni, Ctr. d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7824:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XII
Christopher M. U. Neale; Antonino Maltese, Editor(s)

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