This is animation of monthly evapotranspiration (mm/month) for 1986, based on satellite observations of vegetation activity and ground-based measurements of meteorological conditions. For more information see Fisher JB and Tu KP, Baldocchi DD. 2008. Global estimates of the land-atmosphere water flux based on monthly AVHRR and ISLSCP-II data, validated at 16 FLUXNET sites. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(3): 909-919.