Improving flood forecasting using multi-source remote sensing data together with in situ measurements: Report of the Floodfore project

Vesa Kolhinen (Editor), Sari Metsämäki (Editor), Bertel Vehviläinen (Editor), Timo Kuitunen (Editor), Juha Lemmetyinen (Editor), Jouni Pulliainen (Editor), Kimmo Rautiainen (Editor), Tuomo Smolander (Editor), Oleg Antropov (Editor), Robin Berglund (Editor), Jukka Kiviniemi (Editor), Yrjö Rauste (Editor), Juha-Petri Kärnä

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Abstract

Current remote sensing satellites can provide valuable information relevant to hydrological monitoring. And by using available in situ measurements together with the satellite data the information can be even more valuable.
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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Number of pages47
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesFinnish Environment
Number12
Volume2012
ISSN1238-7312

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Keywords

  • Floods
  • remote sensing
  • snow
  • precipitation

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Kolhinen, V. (Ed.), Metsämäki, S. (Ed.), Vehviläinen, B. (Ed.), Kuitunen, T. (Ed.), Lemmetyinen, J. (Ed.), Pulliainen, J. (Ed.), Rautiainen, K. (Ed.), Smolander, T. (Ed.), Antropov, O. (Ed.), Berglund, R. (Ed.), Kiviniemi, J. (Ed.), Rauste, Y. (Ed.), & Kärnä, J-P. (2012). Improving flood forecasting using multi-source remote sensing data together with in situ measurements: Report of the Floodfore project . Finnish Environment, No. 12, Vol.. 2012