Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 447–480, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-447-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 447–480, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-447-2021

Data description paper 16 Feb 2021

Data description paper | 16 Feb 2021

Synthesis of global actual evapotranspiration from 1982 to 2019

Abdelrazek Elnashar et al.

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Based on a site-pixel validation and comparison of different global evapotranspiration (ET) products, this paper aims to produce a synthesized ET which has a minimum level of uncertainty over as many conditions as possible from 1982 to 2019. Through a high-quality flux eddy covariance (EC) covering the globe, PML, SSEBop, MOD16A2105, and NTSG ET products were chosen to create the new dataset. It agreed well with flux EC ET and can be used without other datasets or further assessments.