The SVAT model DAISY is modified to be able to utilize remote sensing (RS) data in order to improve prediction of evapotranspiration and photosynthesis at plot scale. The link between RS data and the DAISY model is the development of the minimum, unstressed, canopy resistance rminc during the growing season. Energy balance processes are simulated by applying resistance networks and a two-source model. Modeled data is validated against measurements performed for a winter wheat plot. Soil water content is measured by time domain reflectometry. Crop dry matter content and leaf area index are modeled adequately. Modeled soil water content, based on a Brooks and Corey [Brooks, R.H., Corey, A.T., 1964. Hydraulic properties of porous media. Hydrology Paper no. 3, Colorado University, Fort Collins, CO, 27 pp.] parameterization, from 0 to 20, 0 to 50 and 0 to 100 cm is calibrated satisfactorily against measured TDR values. Simulated and observed energy fluxes are generally in good agreement when water supply in the root zone is not limiting. With decreasing soil moisture content during a longer drought period, modeled latent heat flux is lower than observed, which calls for both improved parameterizations for environmental controls and for a improved estimation of the rminc parameter.
- Programområde 2: Vandressourcer