Future Remote Sensing Mission Holds Promise for Flood Monitoring

In the article linked below by Valeriy Ivanov, published on October 28, 2019, for the Earth & Space Science News Magazine, the 2021 Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission is discussed in terms of its capabilities for flood monitoring.

Source: Future Remote Sensing Mission Holds Promise for Flood Monitoring

Cities Partner to Prepare for Natural Hazards and Climate Change

This article by Magaret M. Hurtwitz et al. really highlights the significance of satellite observations, together with, meaningful partnerships, in dealing with climate change and the geophysical hazards.

Source: Cities Partner to Prepare for Natural Hazards and Climate Change

GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering by Barnali Dixon, Venkatesh Uddameri

The textbook “GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource and Science Engineering” (2015) provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of geographic information systems, as well as, demonstrates how GIS and mathematical models can be integrated to develop spatial decision support systems to support water resources planning, management and engineering.

GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering - Wiley
GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering (2015) – Wiley

This document provides information on topics such as water resources engineering, GIS, geocomputation, spatial datasets, hydrologic systems, data models, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), data quality,  analysis and watershed delineation, watershed budgets, water resources modeling etc.

Persons wishing to find more details on this text, including table of contents, author information and related texts, can click on the link below:

GIS and Geocomputation for Water Resource Science and Engineering

Open Access (International Association of Hydrological Sciences)

Hey guys as you may know, we are expecting a 2015 subscription for the Hydrological Sciences Journal published by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS).

Due to assistance from one of our colleagues, I have been made aware of an open access publication to refereed proceedings in hydrology provided by the International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Thus one can easily access abstracts and PDFs.

Thus one can access articles in relation to hydrology from 2014 to 2015. Topics on which information is provided include hydrologic models, flood risks, remote sensing and GIS, water scarcity, sedimentation, climate change and land use to name a few.

Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences

Happy reading! 🙂

Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle

I have been keeping busy looking at recently published books by publishers (you can browse publisher websites from my homepage menu) and I recently came across this monograph entitled “Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle” edited by Venkat Lakshmi et al..

This book is a product of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference, which was held in February 2012. Chapman conferences are usually “small, topical meetings designed to permit in-depth exploration of specialized subjects in a manner not possible at large meetings” (AGU, 2015).

As such the following information can be found in this monograph:

-An in-depth discussion of the global water cycle
– Approaches to various problems in climate, weather, hydrology, and agriculture
– Applications of satellite remote sensing in measuring precipitation, surface water, snow, soil moisture, groundwater, modeling, and data assimilation
– A description of the use of satellite data for accurately estimating and monitoring the components of the hydrological cycle
– Discussion of the measurement of multiple geophysical variables and properties over different landscapes on a temporal and a regional scale.

Information in this text can be found under the main topics of precipitation, evapotranspiration, surface water, groundwater, data and modeling, soil moisture and snow.

Due to the fact that this document discusses snow, a phenomenon that does not occur in our country, I know that persons may not see it as suitable, however, since it discusses the above topics, I see it as a very comprehensive text. I guess I will do more research and see whether it is a good fit for the agency.

It should be noted that this text is is a valuable resource for students, as well as, research professionals in the hydrology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, geography, and geological sciences communities.

Persons wishing to read up on this document can either click on the link below or search for it on the Wiley website available through my home page in the menu tab. Please note that only registered users can view chapters via PDF.

Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Water Cycle

Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle published by Wiley
Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle published by Wiley