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Project Summary Sheet
Fiscal Year 2004 Study Summary Report
Study Title: Evapotranspiration Measurements and Modeling in the Everglades
Overview & Objective(s): Evapotranspiration (ET) is one of the most important components of the Everglades water budget. The principal objective of the study is to develop an understanding of ET within the Everglades drainage unit, excluding agricultural and brackish environments. To achieve this, a network of ET-measurement sites was established in the Everglades in 1996, representing the various types of hydrologic and vegetative environments. Eight sites were operated in 1996 and nine sites were operated in 1997. Data from these sites was used to characterize ET and other meteorological conditions in the Everglades, and to develop models of ET as a function of solar radiation and water level. A report describing these findings was published in 2000. Data collection continued at selected sites during 1998-2000 to provide data for other studies involved with understanding water levels and flows in the Everglades. In 2000, new sites were established in Shark Valley Slough, to test transferability of models developed using 1996-97 data, and to refine the understanding of factors related to ET.
Status: All sites were removed by December 2003. Most data processing has been completed and final report is in preparation.
Recent Products: An abstract was submitted for the First National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Dec. 2004
Planned Products: The final product consists of an interpretive report describing data and models.
Specific Relevance to Information Needs Identified in DOI's Science Plan in Support of Ecosystem Restoration, Preservation, and Protection in South Florida (DOI's Everglades Science Plan):
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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