Urban Water Journal, ( ISI ), Volume (10), No (4), Year (2013-1) , Pages (247-259)

Title : ( A review of ET measurement techniques for estimating the water requirements of urban landscape vegetation )

Authors: Hamideh Nouri , Simon Beecham , Fatemeh Kazemi , Ali Morad Hassanli ,

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Increasing urbanisation combined with population growth places greater demands on dwindling water supplies. This is especially the case in arid and semi-arid areas like Australia, which is known as the driest inhabited continent on earth. Sustainable irrigation management necessitates better understanding of water requirements in order to decrease environmental risks and increase water use efficiency. Although the water requirements of agricultural crops are well established in field and laboratory studies, little research has been conducted to investigate the water requirements of urban green spaces. In addition, most previous research investigations have focused on the water requirements of turf grasses and not on other landscape plant species. Landscape plants can include various species of trees, shrubs and turf grasses with different planting densities and microclimates. Such complicated environments make measuring the water requirements of urban landscapes difficult. This paper reviews previous studies and techniques for measuring the water requirements of urban landscapes and describes how optimum irrigation management strategies for urban landscape vegetation can assist in better water conservation, improved landscape quality and reduced water costs. The authors conclude that WUCOLS is a practical approach that can provide an initial estimate of urban landscape water demand but ideally this should be further refined based on the health and aesthetic condition of the urban vegetation. The authors recommend calibration of the WUCOLS estimates with an in-situ method such as a soil water balance.

Keywords

evapotranspiration; urban vegetation; remote sensing; WUCOLS; normalized difference vegetation
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author = {Hamideh Nouri and Simon Beecham and Kazemi, Fatemeh and Ali Morad Hassanli},
title = {A review of ET measurement techniques for estimating the water requirements of urban landscape vegetation},
journal = {Urban Water Journal},
year = {2013},
volume = {10},
number = {4},
month = {January},
issn = {1573-062X},
pages = {247--259},
numpages = {12},
keywords = {evapotranspiration; urban vegetation; remote sensing; WUCOLS; normalized difference vegetation index},
}

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%0 Journal Article
%T A review of ET measurement techniques for estimating the water requirements of urban landscape vegetation
%A Hamideh Nouri
%A Simon Beecham
%A Kazemi, Fatemeh
%A Ali Morad Hassanli
%J Urban Water Journal
%@ 1573-062X
%D 2013

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