Wim Bastiaanssen

Prof. Dr. Wim G.M. Bastiaanssen is a Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences at the Delft University of Technology in the topic Earth Observations for Water Resources Management on a part time basis since 2007. Wim is specialized in river basin and agricultural water management (irrigation & drainage). He is a scientist with relevant working experience at field scale, regional scale and global scale. His interests is in the interpretation of satellite physical measurements and believes that “every pixel talks”. Pixels provide a story that becomes complete if complementary earth observation systems are used. As long as in situ sensors are rarely functional and accessible and numerical models are based on various assumptions, satellite measurements are an adequate solution for diagnosing water resources management situations for data scarce areas.

Wim is the original developer of the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) that has been applied in more than 30 countries worldwide. SEBAL has been tested by many peers under widely diverging circumstances. The main SEBAL paper is cited more than 2000 times since its appearance in 1998. During 2017, PySEBAL has been developed that computes hot and cold pixels automatically, one of the issues often raised in evaluation studies. In addition to SEBAL, Professor Bastiaanssen developed new tools such as ETLook, the Water Productivity Score (WPS) and most importantly, the Water Accounting Plus (WA+) system. WA+ is a new water accounting system that computes radiation, heat, energy and water balances on the basis of pixel data, as well as the services and benefits humans and ecosystems enjoy from consumed and non-consumed water ( ETLook was selected by FAO as the core engine for the WaPOR database for Africa and Near East. 

Wim Bastiaanssen holds a B.Sc. in Tropical Land and Water Management Engineering from Van Hall - Larenstein College (Velp) and a Ph.D. in Eco-Hydrology, Soil physics and Groundwater Management from Wageningen Agricultural University (Wageningen). His PhD in 1995 was the foundation of instantaneous energy balance fluxes with SEBAL. Wim has been a Professor at ITC (currently part of the University of Twente) in the period elapsing from 2000 to 2003. Wim was a Visiting Professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal (South Africa) between 2010 and 2013. Since 2916, he is a Visiting Professor in Water Accounting at Kasetsart University in Bangkok.

Professor Bastiaanssen has been working on water productivity and water accounting, ever since he started collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in the mid 1990s, which turned to be an important milestone in his career. The needs and fundaments of a new water accounting  framework (WA+) was first introduced during his inaugural lecture at TU Delft in 2009 (in Dutch). WA+ has culminated in the mean time into a successful analytical framework to describe water flows, fluxes, consumptive use and services an in independent manner based on satellite measurements. The Asian Development Bank, World Bank and the UNESCO Institute for World Water Resources Assessment (WWAP) have adopted WA+ to understand irregular water conditions and make trend analysis in efficiency improvements. An international partnership for water accounting has been set up to foster exchanges between scientists, policy makers and the UN.

Wim undertakes together with Ph.D. students from TU Delft new research on the earth surface hydrological processes from satellite measurements, such as rainfall, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, water levels, biomass production and crop yield, being the basic ingredients for water accounting, water productivity, climate downscaling, groundwater management etc. He supervises various M.Sc. students related to water productivity, recycling of water and the link to water policy. Wim’s main driver is to create operational products from scientific research. With the arrival of new IT technologies such as the Earth Engine, unprecedented opportunities are arising.

The entrepreneur Wim Bastiaanssen has (co-) founded simultaneously Small and Medium Enterprises such as WaterWatch BV (, SEBAL North America (SNA), a subsidiary based in Davis (California), eLEAF BV ( which is a classical Wageningen-based agro-hydrology company that is based on earth observations and CropZoomer BV ( CropZoomer is a product from RoboValley in Delft that stimulates start-up companies in the application of Robotica technology and is supported by the Valorization Centre.

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Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and P. Steduto, 2017. The Water Productivity Score (WPS) at Global and Regional Level: Methodology and first global results from remote sensing for wheat, rice and maize, Science of the Total Environment, Volume 575, 1 January 2017, Pages 595-611

Bastidas-Obando, E., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and C. Jarmain, 2017. Estimation of transpiration fluxes from rained and irrigated sugarcane in South Africa using a crop resistance and crop coefficient model, Agricultural Water Management (118): 94-107

Than Ha, L., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, A. van Griensven, A.I.J.M. van Dijk, J.P Guerschman and G.B. Senay, 2017. SWAT-CUP for the calibration of spatially distributed hydrological processes and ecosystem services in a Vietnamese river basin using remote sensing, HESS (submitted)

Poortinga, A., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, G. Simons, D. Saah, G. Senay, M. Fenn, B. Bean and J. Kadyszewski, 2017. A Self-Calibrating Runoff and Streamflow Remote Sensing Model for Ungauged Basins Using Open-Access Earth Observation Data, MDPI Remote Sensing, Remote Sens. 2017, 9(1), 86; doi:10.3390/rs9010086


Duan, Z., and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2016. Evaluation of three energy balance-based evaporation models for estimating monthly evaporation for five lakes using derived heat storage changes from a hysteresis model, Environmental Research Letters (12): 024005

Lines, C., M. Werner and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2016. The predictability of reported drought events and impacts in the Ebro basin using six different remote sensing datasets, HESSD, doi:10.5194/hess-2016-671

Simons, G.W.H., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, L.A. Ngo, C.R. Hain, M. Anderson and G. Senay, 2016. Integrating open-access satellite-derived global data products as a pre-analysis for hydrological modelling studies: a case study for the Red River Basin, Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 279; doi:10.3390/rs8040279


Eekelen, van, M., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, C. Jarmain, B. Jackson, F. Fereira, J. Bosch, P. Dye, P. Van der Zaag, A. Saraiva, E. Bastidas-Obando, R. Dost and W. Luxemburg, 2015. A novel approach for estimating direct and indirect water withdrawals using satellite measurements: a case study from the Incomati Basin, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 200: 126-142

Karimi, P. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2015. Spatial Evapotranspiration, Rainfall and Land Use Data in Water Accounting - Part 1: Review of the accuracy of the remote sensing data, HESS 19, 507–532

Karimi, P., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, A. Sood, J. Hoogeveen, E. Bastidas-Obando, and R. Dost, 2015. Spatial Evapotranspiration, Rainfall and Land Use Data in Water Accounting - Part 2: Reliability of water accounting results for policy decisions in the Awash Basin, HESS 19, 533–550

Simons, G.W.H., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and W.W. Immerzeel, 2015. Water reuse in river basins with multiple users: a literature review, J. of Hydr. 522: 558-571

Wang-Erlandsson, L., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, H. Gao, J. Jagermeyer, G. Senay, A. van Dijk, J.P. Guerschmann, P. Keys, L. Gordon and H.H.G. Savenije, 2015, Determination of global root zone storage from satellite-based evaporation, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/hess-2015-533


Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., P. Karimi, L-M., Rebelo, Z. Duan, G. Senay, L. Muttuwatte and V. Smakhtin, 2014. Earth Observation-based Assessment of the Water Production and Water Consumption of Nile Basin Agro-Ecosystems, Open Access Remote Sensing, special issue on water resources in Africa, 6, 10306-10334;doi:10.3390/rs6111030

Cheema, M.J.M., W.W. Immerzeel and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2014. Spatial quantification of groundwater abstraction in the irrigated Indus basin, NGWA Groundwater, 52 (1): 25-36

Duan, Z. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2014. A New Empirical Procedure for Estimating Inter-annual Heat Storage Changes in Lakes and Reservoirs Based on Radiation and Thermal Data from Satellites: Literature Review and Analysis of 22 Lakes, Rem. Sens. Of Env. 156: 143-156

Hong, S., J.M.H. Hendrickx, J. Kleissl, R.G. Allen, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, R.L. Scott and A.L Steindwand, 2014. Evalution of an extreme-condition- inverse calibration remote sensing model for mapping energy balance fluxes in arid riparian areas, HESSD (11): 13479-13539




Cheema, M.J.M., W.W. Immerzeel and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2013. Spatial quantification of groundwater abstraction in the irrigated Indus basin, Groundwater, 1- 12


Duan, Z. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2013. First results from Version 7 TRMM 3B43 precipitation product in combination with a new downscaling-calibration procedure, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 131: 1-13


Duan, Z. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2013. Estimating water volume variations in lakes and reservoirs from four operational satellite altimetry products and satellite imagery data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 134: 403-416


Euser, T., W. Luxemburg, C. Everson, M. Mengistu, A. Clulow and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2013. A New method to measure Bowen ratios using high resolution vertical dry and wet bulb temperature profiles, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 10, 7161-7196


Karimi, P. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2013. Spatial Evapotranspiration, Rainfall and Land Use Data in Water Accounting - Part 1: Review of the accuracy of the remote sensing data, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discussion 11:1-51


Karimi, P., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, A. Sood, J. Hoogeveen, E. Bastidas-Obando, and R. Dost, 2013. Spatial Evapotranspiration, Rainfall and Land Use Data in Water Accounting - Part 2: Reliability of water accounting results for policy decisions in the Awash Basin, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discussion 11: 1-44


Karimi, P., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and D.J. Molden, 2013. Water Accounting Plus (WA+) – a water accounting procedure for complex river basins based on satellite measurements, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2459–2472


Karimi, P., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, D.J. Molden and M.J.M. Cheema, 2013. Basin-wide water accounting using remote sensing data: the case of transboundary Indus Basin, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 2473–2486



Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., M.J.M. Cheema, W.W. Immerzeel, I. Miltenburg and H. Pelgrum, 2012. The surface energy balance and actual evapotranspiration of the transboundary Indus Basin estimated from satellite measurements and the ETLook model, Water Resources Research, vol. 48, doi 10.1029/2011 WR 0101482

Cheema, M.J.M., Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., 2012. Local calibration of remotely sensed rainfall from the TRMM satellite for different periods and spatial scales in the Indus Basin. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 33: 8, 2603-2627. DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2011.617397

De Texeira, A.H.C., Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., 2012. Five methods to interpret field measurements of energy fluxes over a micro-sprinkler-irrigated mango orchard, Irrigation Science 30(1): 13-28. DOI: 10.1007/s00271-010-0256-y

Hellegers, P.J.G.J., Jansen, H.C., Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., 2012. An interactive water indicator assessment tool to support land use planning. Irrigation and Drainage, 61: 2, 143-154. DOI: 10.1002/ird.641

Mohamed, Y.A., Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., Savenije, H.H.G., Van den Hurk, B.J.J.M., Finlayson, C.M., 2012. Wetland versus open water evaporation: An analysis and literature review, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 47-48: 114-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2011.08.005

Shilpaka, R.L,, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and D.J. Molden, 2012. A remote sensing based approach of water accounting in the East Rapti River basin, Nepal, Hymalayan Journal of Sciences, 6(9)

Wu, B. , Yan, N., Xiong, J., Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., Zhu, W., Stein, A., 2012. Validation of ETWatch using field measurements at diverse landscapes: A case study in Hai Basin of China. Journal of Hydrology, 436-437: 67-80. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.02.043


Allen, R., Irmak, A., Trezza, R. Hendrickx, Bastiaanssen, W., Kjaersgaard, J., 2011. Satellite-based ET estimation in agriculture using SEBAL and METRIC, Hydrological Processes, 25: 26, 4011-4027. DOY: 10.1002/hyp.8408

Cheema, M.J.M. and W.G. M. Bastiaanssen, 2011. Local calibration of remotely sensed rainfall from the TRMM satellite for different periods and spatial scales in the Indus Basin. International Journal of Remote Sensing, doi: 10.1080/01431161.2011.617397

Cheema, M.J.M., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, and M.M. Rutten, 2011. Validation of surface soil moisture from AMSR-E using auxiliary spatial data in the transboundary Indus Basin. Journal of Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.05.016

Jhorar, R.K.a , Smit, A.A.M.F.R.b, Bastiaanssen, W.G.M.c, Roest, C.W.J., 2011. Calibration of a distributed irrigation water management model using remotely sensed evapotranspiration rates and groundwater heads. Irrigation and Drainage, 60: 1, 57-69. DOI: 10.1002/ird.541

Wipfler, E.L., K. Metselaar, J.C. van Dam, R.A. Feddes, E. van Meijgaard, L.H. van Ulft, B. van der Hurk, S.J. Zwart, and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2011. Seasonal evaluation of the land surface scheme HTESSEL against remote sensing derived energy fluxes of the Transdanubian region in Hungary, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 1527-1271. DOI: 10.5194/hess-15-1257-2011



Allen, R.G., J. Hendrickx, W. Bastiaanssen, J. Kjaersgaard, A. Irmak, J. Huntington, 2010. Status and continuing challenges in operational remote sensing of ET, ASABE - 5th National Decennial Irrigation Conference 2010, volume 2, 728-747

Bastiaanssen, W., B. Thoreson, B. Clark, G. Davids, 2010. Discussion of "Application of SEBAL model for mapping evapotranspiration and estimating surface energy fluxes in South-Central Nebraska" by Ramesh K. Singh, Ayse Irmak, Suat Irmak and Derrel L. Martin, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 136: 4, 282-283

Cheema, M.J.M., and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2010. Land use and land cover classification in the irrigated Indus Basin using growth phenology information from satellite data to support water management analysis, Agricultural Water Management 97: 10, 1541-1552

Zwart, Sander J., Wim G.M. Bastiaanssen, Charlotte de Fraiture, and David J. Molden, 2010. A global benchmark map of water productivity for rainfed and irrigated wheat, Agricultural Water Management 97: 10, 1617-1627

Zwart, Sander J., Wim G.M. Bastiaanssen, Charlotte de Fraiture, and David J. Molden, 2010. WATPRO: A remote sensing based model for mapping water productivity of wheat, Agricultural Water Management 97: 10, 1628-1636



Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., 2009. Water accountants: de nieuwe generatie waterbeheercontroleurs, intreerede (in Dutch), Inaugural Address, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands: 16 pp.

Hellegers, P.J.G.J., R.W.O. Soppe, C.J. Perry and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen , 2009. Combining remote sensing and socio-economic analysis to support policy decisions that affect water productivity, Irrigation Science 27 (3): 243-251

Hellegers, Petra J.G.J., Richard Soppe, Chris J. Perry, and Wim G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2009. Remote Sensing and Economic Indicators for Supporting Water Resources Management Decisions. Water Resource Management, 24 December 2009.

Teixeira, A.H. de C., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, M.D. Ahmad, and M.G. Bos, 2009 Reviewing SEBAL input parameters for assessing evapotranspiration and water productivity for the Low-Middle Sao Francisco River basin, Brazil: Part A: Calibration and validation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (149): 462-476

Teixeira, A.H. de C., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, M.D. Ahmad, and M.G. Bos, 2009 Reviewing SEBAL input parameters for assessing evapotranspiration and water productivity for the Low-Middle Sao Francisco River basin, Brazil: Part B: Application at the regional scale. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (149): 477-490



Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., R.G. Allen, H. Pelgrum, A.H. de C. Texeira, R.W.O. Soppe and B.P. Thoreson, 2008. Thermal-infrared technology for local and regional scale irrigation analyses in horticultural systems, Acta Horticultae (Mildura Special Issue) ISHS
Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., W. Bingfang, D.C Olson and J. Liping, 2008. Water saving strategies on the northwest China plain, Stockholm Water Front, 1: 12-13
Teixeira, de Castro, A.H., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, M.S.B. Moura, J.M. Soares, M.D. Ahmad and M.G. Bos, 2008. Energy and water balance measurements for water productivity analysis in irrigated mango trees, Northeast Brazil, Agriculture and Forest Meteorology (148): 1524-1537
Teixeira, de Castro, A.H., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, M.D. Ahmad , M.S.B. Moura and M.G. Bos, 2008. Analysis of energy fluxes and vegetation-atmosphere parameters in irrigated and natural ecosystems of semi-arid Brazil, J. of Hydr. 362 (1-2): 110-127
Winsemius, H.C., H.H.G. Savenije and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2008. Constraining model parameters on remotely sensed evaporation: justification for distribution in ungauged basins? HESSD, Hydrology and Earth System Science. 12: 1403 - 1413



Akbari, M. N. Toomanian, P. Droogers, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and A. Gieske, 2007 Monitoring irrigation performance in Esfahan, Iran, using NOAA satellite imagery. Agricultural Water Management 88 (3): 99-109

Allen, R.G., M. Tasumi, A. Morse, R. Trezza, J.L. Wright, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, W. Kramber, I. Lorite and C.W. Robinson, 2007. Satellite-based energy balance for mapping evapotranspiration with internalized calibration (Metric) – applications, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 133(4): 395-406
Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., R.G. Allen, P. Droogers, G. D’urso and P. Steduto, 2007. Twenty-five years modeling irrigated and drained soils: State of the Art, Agricultural Water Management, 92(3): 111-125

Teixeira, de Castro, A. H., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, and L.H. Bassoi, 2007. Crop water parameters of  irrigated wine and table grapes to support water productivity analysis in the Sao Francisco river basin, Brazil. Agr. Water Management 94: 31-42

Zwart, Sander J., and Wim G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2007. SEBAL for detecting spatial variation of water productivity and scope for improvement in eight irrigated wheat systems. Agricultural Water Management (89): 287-296


Mohamed, Y.A., H. Savenije, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen en B.J.J.M. van den Hurk, 2006. New lessons on the Sudd hydrology learned from remote sensing and climate modeling, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 10: 507-518

Dam, J.C. van; Singh, R.; Bessembinder, J.J.E.; Leffelaar, P.A.; Bastiaanssen, W.G.M.; Jhorar, R.K.; Kroes, J.G.; Droogers, P., 2006. Assessing options to increase water productivity in irrigated river basins using remote sensing and modelling tools. International Journal of Water Resources Development 22 (1): 115-133.


Ahmad, M.D., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and R.A. Feddes 2005. A new technique to estimate net groundwater use across large irrigated areas by combing remote sensing and water balance approaches.  Hydrogeology Journal 13 (5-6): 653-664

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and N.R. Harshadeep, 2005. Managing scarce water resources in Asia: the nature of the problem and can remote sensing help, Guest Editors Allen and Bastiaanssen, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 19: 269-284

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M, E.J.M. Noordman, H. Pelgrum, G. Davids, B.P. Thoreson, and R.G. Allen, 2005. SEBAL model with remotely sensed data to improve water-resources management under actual field conditions, J. Irrig. And Drain. Engrg. 131 (1): 85-93

Dam,van, J.C. R. Singh, J.J.E. Bessembinder, P.A. Leffelaar, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, R.K. Jhorar, J.G. Kroes, and P. Droogers, 2005. Assessing options to increase  water productivity in irrigated river basins using remote sensing and modeling tools, Int. J. of Water Resources Development 22 (1): 115-133

Mohamed, Y.A,, B.J.J.M. Van den Hurk, H.G.G. Savenije and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2005. Hydroclimatology of the Nile: Results from a regional climate model, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 9: 263-278

Mohamed, Y.A., Savenije, H.H.G., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and van den Hurk, B.J.J.M., 2005. New lessons on the Sudd hydrology learned from remote sensing and climate modeling, EGS Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 10: 507-518

Mohamed, Y.A., van den Hurk, B.J.J.M., Savenije, H.H.G., and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2005. The Impact of the Sudd wetland on the Nile Hydroclimatology, Water Resources Research 40 (W08420): 1-14

Wang, J., S. Liu, T. Maitani, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and H. Pelgrum, 2005. Monitoring evapotranspiration with satellite remote sensing in the Hai river basin of China, J.  Agric. st Meteorology 60(5): 565-568


Ahmad, M.D., A. Stein and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2004. Estimation of disaggregated  canal water deliveries in Pakistan using geomatics, Int. J.  of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 6: 63-75

Farah, H.O., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and R.A. Feddes, 2004. Evaluation of the temporal variability of the evaporative fraction in a tropical watershed, Int. J. of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 5: 129-140

Jhorar, R.K., J.C. van Dam and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2004. Calibration of effective soil hydraulic parameters of heterogeneous soil profiles, J. of Hydr. 285: 233-247

Mohamed, Y. A., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and H.H.G. Savenije, 2004. Spatial variability of actual evaporation and soil moisture across the Sudd determined by SEBAL and the impact on monthly water balances, J. of Hydr. 289: 145-164

Zwart, S.J. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2004. Review of measured crop water productivity values for irrigated wheat, rice, cotton and maize, Agr. Water Management 69: 115-133


Ahmad, M.D. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2003 Retrieving soil moisture storage in the unsaturated zone from satellite imagery and bi-annual phreatic surface fluctuations, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 17: 141-161

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and I.W. Makin, 2003. Introduction, Agricultural Water Management 58 (2): 87-88

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and L. Chandrapala, 2003. Water balance variability across Sri Lanka for assessing agricultural and environmental water use, Agricultural Water Management 58 (2): 171-192

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and S. Ali, 2003. A new crop yield forecasting model based on satellite  measurements applied across the Indus Basin, Pakistan, Agriculture, Ecology and Environment 94 (3): 321-340

Schuurmans, J.M., P.A. Troch, A.A. Veldhuizen, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and M.F.P. Bierkens, 2003. Assimilation of remotely sensed latent heat fluxes in a distributed hydrological model, Adv. in Water Resources 26 (2): 151-159

Scott, C.A., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and M.D. ud-Din Ahmad, 2003. Mapping root zone soil moisture using remotely sensed optical imagery, ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 129 (5): 326-335



Ahmad, M.D., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and R.A. Feddes, 2002. Sustainable use of groundwater for irrigation: a numerical analysis of subsoil water flux, John Wiley & Sons, Irrigation and Drainage 51 (3): 227-241

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., M.D. Ahmad and Y. Chemin, 2002. Satellite surveillance of evaporative depletion across the Indus Basin, Water Resources Research 38 (12): 1273-1282

Droogers, P. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2002. Evaporation in irrigation performance and water accounting frameworks: an assessment from combined hydrological and remote sensing modeling, ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 128 (1): 11-18

Jhorar, R.K., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, R.A. Feddes and J.C. van Dam, 2002. Inversely estimating soil hydraulic functions using evapotranspiration fluxes, J. of Hydr. 258: 198-213


Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and K.M.P.S. Bandara, 2001. Evaporative depletion assessments for irrigated watersheds in Sri Lanka, Irrigation Science 21 (1): 1-15

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., R.A.L. Brito, M.G. Bos, R. Souza, E.B. Cavalcanti and M.M. Bakker, 2001. Low cost satellite data applied to monthly irrigation performance monitoring; benchmarks of Nilo Coelho, Brazil, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 15: 53-79

Farah, H.O. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2001. Spatial variations of surface parameters and related evaporation in the Lake Naivasha Basin estimated from remote sensing measurements, Hydr. Processes 15 (9): 1585-1607

Sarwar, A. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2001. Long term effects of irrigation water conservation on crop production and environment in semi-arid areas, ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 127 (6): 331-338

Sarwar, A., W.G.M Bastiaanssen and R.A. Feddes, 2001. Irrigation water distribution and long-term effects on crop and environment, Agricultural Water Management 50: 125-140


Bastiaanssen, W.G.M.,  D.J. Molden and I.W. Makin, 2000. Remote sensing for irrigated agriculture: examples from research of possible applications, Agricultural Water Management 46 (2): 137-155

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., 2000. Sensible and latent heat fluxes in the irrigated Gediz Basin, Western Turkey, J. of Hydr. 229: 87-100

Droogers, P., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, M. Beyazgul, Y. Kayam, G.W. Kite and H. Murray-Rust, 2000. Distributed agro-hydrological modeling of an irrigation system in Western Turkey, Agricultural Water Management 43: 183-202

Mekonnen G. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 2000. A new simple method to determine crop coefficients for water allocation planning from satellites: results from Kenya, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 14: 237-256

Sarwar, A., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, Th. M. Boers and J.C. van Dam, 2000. Evaluating drainage design parameters for the fourth Drainage Project, Pakistan, by using SWAP model: part 1-calibration, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 14: 257-280

1999 and older

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M. and M.G. Bos, 1999. Irrigation performance indicators based on remotely sensed data: a review of literature, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 13: 291-311

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., T. Thiruvengadachari, R. Sakthivadivel and D.J. Molden, 1999. Satellite remote sensing for estimating productivities of land and water, International Journal of Water Resources Development 15 (½): 181-196

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., H. Pelgrum, J. Wang, Y. Ma, J. Moreno, G.J. Roerink and T. van der Wal, 1998. The Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL): Part 2 validation, J. Of Hydr. 212-213: 213-229

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., M. Menenti, R.A. Feddes and A.A.M. Holtslag, 1998. The Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL): Part 1 formulation, J. of Hydr. 212-213: 198-212

Stein, A., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, S. de Bruin, A. Cracknell, P. Curran, A. Fabbri, B. Gorte, J.W. van Groenigen, F. van de Meer and A. Saldaia, 1998. An integrated approach towards spatial statistics for remote sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing 19 (9): 1793-1814

Wang, J., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, Y. Ma and H. Pelgrum, 1998. Aggregation of land surface parameters in the oasis-desert systems of Northwest China, Hydr. Processes 12: 2133-2147

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., H. Pelgrum, P. Droogers, H.A.R. de Bruin and M. Menenti, 1997. Area-average estimates of evaporation, wetness indicators and top soil moisture during two golden  days in EFEDA, Agr. and Forest Met. 87: 119-137

Hurk, van den, B.J.J.M., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, H. Pelgrum and E. van Meijgaard, 1997. A new methodology for initialization of soil moisture fields in weather prediction models using METEOSAT and NOAA data, J. of Applied Meteorology, 36: 1271-1283

Roerink, G.J., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, J. Chambouleyron and M. Menenti, 1997. Relating crop water consumption to irrigation supply by remote sensing, Water Resources Management 11: 445-465

Bastiaanssen, W.G.M., T. Van der Wal and T.N.M. Visser, 1996. Diagnosis of regional evaporation by remote sensing to support irrigation performance assessments, Irrigation and Drainage Systems 10, no. 1: 1-23

Ma, Yaoming, Jiemin Wang, M. Menenti and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 1996. The distribution and seasonal variation of regional net radiation in HEIFE area, Scientia Atmospherica Sinica (in Chinese)

Pelgrum, H. and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 1996. An intercomparison of techniques to determine the area-averaged latent heat flux from individual in-situ observations: A remote sensing approach using the European Field Experiment in a Desertification-Threatened Area data, Water Resources Research 32 (9): 2775-2786

Wang, J., Y. Ma, M. Menenti, W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and Y. Mitsuta, 1995. The scaling up of land surface processes over a heterogeneous landscape with satellite observations, J. of Met. Soc. of Japan 73 (6): 1235-1244

Feddes, R.A., M. Menenti, P. Kabat and W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, 1993. Is large scale inverse modelling of unsaturated flow with areal average evaporation and surface soil moisture as estimated from remote sensing feasible?, J. of Hydr 143 (1-2): 125-152

Menenti, M., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen and D. van Eick, 1989. Determination of hemispherical reflectance with Thematic Mapper data, Final Workshop NASA TM Science Program, Rem. Sens. of Env. 28: 327-337

Menenti, M., W.G.M. Bastiaanssen, D. van Eick and M.H. Abd El Karim, 1989. Linear relationships between surface reflectance and temperature and their application to map actual evaporation of groundwater, Advances in Space Research 9 (1): 165-176

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