Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
24 Apr 2015
Research article |  | 24 Apr 2015

Inter-comparison of energy balance and hydrological models for land surface energy flux estimation over a whole river catchment

R. Guzinski, H. Nieto, S. Stisen, and R. Fensholt

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The study compared evapotranspiration (ET) modelled by two remote sensing models and one hydrological model in a river catchment in Denmark. The results show that the spatial patterns of ET produced by the remote sensing models are more similar to each other than to the fluxes produced by the hydrological model. This indicates potential benefits to the hydrological modelling community from integrating spatial information derived through remote sensing methodology into the hydrological models.