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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: A New-Generation Flood Forecasting System Using Observations from Space

Location: Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-13610-028-27
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
To apply a novel hydrologic data assimilation scheme to improve the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s operational flood forecasting system through the assimilation of remotely-sensed soil moisture into a hydrologic forecasting model.

Approach:
The approach will be based on a recently developed data assimilation system that allows for the simultaneous correction of both antecedent soil moisture (in a hydrologic model) and incident rainfall feed into a hydrologic model. The approach will be applied and tested over several Australian river basins.

Last Modified: 11/27/2014
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