|Development of a remote sensing
Evapotranspiration model (RSET).
The model has had several iteration in its development. The
first version of the model was developed using data from the
ASTOR satellite and is a stand alone program that can be down
loaded and run on a personal PC. The second version uses the
data from the MODIS Satellite and is also a stand alone program
run on a PC. The third version of the program is a server based
program for the MODIS satellite data and a CGI internet
interface. All three versions of the model calculate
evapotranspiration on a daily time step for the grid density of
the satellite data which is 60 m^2 for the ASTOR data and 1 km^2
for the MODIS data. The server based RSET system use DRUPAL a
open source content management system. This system documents the
sources code and manages the rest of the documentation.