METRIC Training Workshop
Boise, ID - August 16-20, 2010
Training took place at the Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL). BCAL is an Idaho State University Lab that provides education and training in remote sensing and spatial technology. Twenty people from state and federal government, universities, two research labs, and a private company attended the training. Dr. Rick Allen and his associates, Dr. Jeppe Kjaersgaard and Dr. Ricardo Trezza, of the University of Idaho Kimberly Research and Extension Center instructed the course. Bill Kramber of the Idaho Department of Water Resources and Tony Morse of the Spatial Analysis Group made presentations about applications in Idaho.
Participants were trained on programming and using ERDAS Imagine, the theory and background behind METRIC, how to calibrate and apply METRIC in a proper, intelligent and accurate manner, and how to develop monthly and growing season estimates for ET.
SEBAL and METRIC Expert Training
Expert training in SEBAL and METRIC was held August 19-23, 2002 at Idaho State University's GIS Training and Research Center in Pocatello, Idaho. The training had 17 attendees from state government (2), the federal government (1), various universities (13), and the private sector (1).
The course was taught by an international team of instructors: Dr. Richard G. Allen, Dr. Wim Bastiaanssen, and Mr. Ralf Waters. Dr. Allen is research professor at the University of Idaho, Kimberly Research Center. His specialty field is evapotranspiration. Dr. Bastiaanssen is the Scientific Director of WaterWatch in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Dr. Bastiaanssen is the originator of the SEBAL model. Mr. Waters is a principal in Waters Consulting of Nelson B.C., Canada, and a specialist in fluid mechanics. The instructors were assisted by Mr. William J. Kramber, Senior Remote Sensing Analyst at the Idaho Department of Water Resources, and Mr. Masahiro Tasumi, PhD. candidate at the University of Idaho under Dr. Allen.
For further information about METRIC, please contact Dr. Richard G. Allen.
For further information about SEBAL, please contact Dr. Wim Bastiaanssen.