Drought monitoring and prediction over China

Z. (Bob) Su, Y. Chen, M. Menenti, J.A. Sobrino, Z.-L. Li, W. Verhoef, L. Wang, Y. Ma, L. Wan, Y. He, Q.H. Liu, C. Li, J. Wen, R. van der Velde, M. van Helvoirt, W. Lin, S. Xin, X. Shan

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The objective of the Dragon Drought monitoring and prediction project was to develop the understanding for an operational system for nation wide drought monitoring and drought impact assessment for application in agriculture and hydrology in China using ESA and other relevant satellite data as major data source in combination with other data source (e.g. meteorological and drought statistics, etc.). In detail the project generated: (1) scientifically based drought monitoring methodologies and experimental datasets, (2) improved understanding of land surface processes over heterogeneous terrain, (3) algorithms for estimation of land surface parameters and heat fluxes over China, (4) evaporation and real time drought monitoring and prediction maps, and (5) training of students and young scientists for the use of advanced earth observation satellite data in applications related to drought monitoring and prediction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Dragon symposium, Dragon programme, final results, 2004-2007, Beijing, China 21-25 April 2008. / ed. by H. Lacoste and L. Ouwehand. Paris : ESA, 2008. ISBN 978-92-9221-219-3 (ESA SP ; 655) 8 p.
EditorsH. Lacoste, L. Ouwehand
Place of PublicationParis, France
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-92-9221-219-3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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