Satellite data and distributed hydrological model for water resources assessment in the upper yangtze river basin

Marco Mancini, Jiren Li, Chiara Corbari, Jinfeng Xin, Jianli Zhang, Xingnan Zhang, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Bob Su

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Abstract

The main objective of the project "Application of remote sensing and other space technology to hydrology and water resources (ID 5281)" is to assess water resources availability under human and natural pressure on the Yangtze River basin combining remote sensing data with distributed hydrological models. Chinese and ESA satellite images and ground measurements have been analysed in order to provide the necessary dataset to the modelling. Two main objectives can be highlighted in this work: 1) to evaluate the use of LST retrieved from MODIS (MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) satellite images for the validation of a distributed hydrological model as a complementary method to the traditional calibration with the few discharge measurements for river basin, 2) to evaluate the possibility of computing evapotranspiration from the closure of the hydrological water balance at monthly scale using only satellite data and ground discharge measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Dragon symposium, Dragon programme, final results, 2004-2007, Beijing, China 21-25 April 2008
EditorsH. Lacoste, L. Ouwehand
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherEuropean Space Agency (ESA)
Number of pages8
Volume704 SP
ISBN (Print)978-92-9221-219-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
EventDragon 2 Final Results and Dragon 3 Kick-Off Symposium - Beijing, China
Duration: 25 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISSN (Print)0379-6566

Conference

ConferenceDragon 2 Final Results and Dragon 3 Kick-Off Symposium
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period25/06/1229/06/12

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Mancini, M., Li, J., Corbari, C., Xin, J., Zhang, J., Zhang, X., ... Su, B. (2013). Satellite data and distributed hydrological model for water resources assessment in the upper yangtze river basin. In H. Lacoste, & L. Ouwehand (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2008 Dragon symposium, Dragon programme, final results, 2004-2007, Beijing, China 21-25 April 2008 (Vol. 704 SP). (European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP). Paris: European Space Agency (ESA).