Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science






S. I. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich), M. Hirschi (ETH Zurich), C. Jimenez (Observatoire de Paris), C. Kummerow (Colorado State University), M. McCabe (University of New South Wales), W. B. Rossow (City College of New York)


Merged benchmark synthesis products of evapotranspiration (register here for download)

The calculation and analyses of the products are described in Mueller et al. (2013). All types of global datasets that were available to the authors at the time of writing and that cover the mentioned time periods (global) were considered. The full set of merged benchmark synthesis products are available after registration. Monthly climatologies of the longer 1989-2005 period are freely available without registration.

Considered datasets:

Participating institutions (contributing datasets)

Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
LERMA, Observatoire de Paris, Paris, France
LSCE, UMR CEA-CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA
VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, Australia

Meetings and workshops

GEWEX/ILEAPS LandFlux workshop, Melbourne, Australia, August 23, 2009
HESSS-2 conference (co-organized by LandFLUX-EVAL), Tokyo, June 22-25, 2010
Invited LandFlux-EVAL overview presentation at AMS, Seattle, USA, January 25, 2011
GEWEX/ILEAPS LandFlux/LandFlux-EVAL mini-workshop, Vienna, Austria, April 8-9, 2011 (Program with presentation download)


Mueller, B., Hirschi, M., Jimenez, C., Ciais, P., Dirmeyer, P. A., Dolman, A. J., Fisher, J. B., Jung, M., Ludwig, F., Maignan, F., Miralles, D., McCabe, M. F., Reichstein, M., Sheffield, J., Wang, K. C., Wood, E. F., Zhang, Y., and Seneviratne, S. I. (2013): Benchmark products for land evapotranspiration: LandFlux-EVAL multi-dataset synthesis, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 3707-3720, doi:10.5194/hess-17-3707-2013. (link)

Mueller, B., S.I. Seneviratne , C. Jimenez, T. Corti, M. Hirschi , G. Balsamo , P. Ciais, P. Dirmeyer, J.B. Fisher, Z. Guo, M. Jung, F. Maignan, M.F. McCabe, R. Reichle, M. Reichstein, M. Rodell, J. Sheffield, A. J. Teuling, K. Wang, E.F. Wood, and Y. Zhang (2011): Evaluation of global observations-based evapotranspiration datasets and IPCC AR4 simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L06402, doi:10.1029/2010GL046230. (link)

Jiménez, C., C. Prigent, B. Mueller, S.I. Seneviratne, M. McCabe, E. Wood, W. Rossow, G. Balsamo, A. Betts, P. Dirmeyer, J. Fisher, M. Jung, M. Kanamitsu, R. Reichle, M. Reichstein, M. Rodell, J. Sheffield, K. Tu, and K. Wang (2011): Global inter-comparison of 12 land surface heat flux estimates. Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1029/2010JD014545. (link)

Newsletter contributions

Seneviratne, S.I., C. Jimenez, C. Kummerow, M. McCabe, W. Rossow, E.F. Wood, M. Hirschi, B. Mueller, and A.J. Teuling, 2011: GEWEX-­iLEAPS LandFlux/LandFlux-­EVAL Mini-­Workshop. GEWEX Newsletter, 21 (2). (pdf)

Seneviratne, S.I., C. Jimenez, C. Kummerow, M. McCabe, W. Rossow, E.F. Wood, M. Hirschi, B. Mueller, and A.J. Teuling, 2011: GEWEX-­iLEAPS LandFlux/LandFlux-­EVAL Mini-­Workshop. ILEAPS Newsletter, 11, 48-50 (pdf).


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