The FloodFore project developed new methods to estimate hydrological parameters from multi source remote sensing and in situ data. These hydrological parameters are important input to the watershed simulation model in order to improve the accuracy of its forecasts.
In the project several new methods were either developed or demonstrated: satellite based snow water equivalent (SWE) estimation, weather radar based accumulated precipitation estimation, satellite based soil freezing state determination, and SWE estimation with high spatial resolution using both microwave radiometer and SAR data. Also a visualisation system for multi source information was developed to demonstrate the new products to users.
The effect of the snow remote sensing estimates to the hydrological forecasting accuracy was studied for the Kemijoki river basin. The commercialisation possibilities of the results of the project were also studied.
|Place of Publication
|Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
|Number of pages
|Published - 2012
|MoE publication type
|D4 Published development or research report or study
- remote sensing