Combining hydrological modeling and remote sensing for large scale water and energy balance studies

Ralph Dubayah, Eric F. Wood, Dennis Lettenmaier

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Abstract

To address the objectives of large scale water and energy studies, such as GCIP and NASA's Earth Observing System IDS project on the Global Hydrological Cycle, requires a combination of water and energy balance modeling in conjunction with remote sensing. Remote sensing plays a critical role in providing the needed distributed data sets. A macroscale, process-based terrestrial water and energy balance model appropriate for large scale water and energy balance studies has been developed previously (by Wood and Lettenmaier). This model has been applied to the Red-Arkansas River basin in the southern Great Plains of the USA. Remote sensing methods for deriving required forcing inputs have been developed based on GOES and AVHRR satellite data and are the focus of this paper. We also present some preliminary simulations showing model performance. At the conference, model results using the remote sensing inputs will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages751-753
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 1 (of 3) - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 14 1995

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OtherProceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 1 (of 3)
CityFirenze, Italy
Period7/10/957/14/95

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Dubayah, R., Wood, E. F., & Lettenmaier, D. (1995). Combining hydrological modeling and remote sensing for large scale water and energy balance studies. 751-753. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1995 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Part 1 (of 3), Firenze, Italy, .