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Monitoring Evapotranspiration in West-Central Florida

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologists Amy Swancar and John Trommer (Tampa, FL) and David Sumner (Orlando, FL) met with Michael Hancock and Granville Kinsman of the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Camilo Gaitan of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on March 26 to discuss the locations of new evapotranspiration-monitoring sites in west-central Florida.

Three sites are in the planning stages in addition to the 15 existing sites within the State.

Florida's evapotranspiration-monitoring network, one of the densest in the Nation, provides high-resolution data (collected every 30 minutes) on an important parameter in the hydrologic cycle.

David described the results of the latest research comparing actual evapotranspiration, reference evapotranspiration, and pan evaporation that he and coauthor Jennifer Jacobs of the University of Florida are submitting for journal publication.

The meeting participants also discussed the application of a promising new technology using satellite remote sensing to regionalize evapotranspiration estimates in Florida.

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Southwest Florida Water Management District
State of Florida
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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