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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for vEGU2021 Session HS6.8 on "Water Level, Storage and Discharge from Remote Sensing and Assimilation in Hydrodynamic Models" > Reminder: 3 days left!

Jerome Benveniste

Reminder:  Less than 3 days left!      (Thanks to those who have already submitted abstracts!)
Friendly advice:  don't wait for the last day's traffic jam!

Keywords: vEGU2021, Inland water, Lake and reservoirs level, Lake Ice Thickness, Water bodies extent, River level, River Discharge, Storage, Floods, Floodplain dynamics,  Estuaries, interaction with the Coastal Zone, Water resources management, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, In situ, Assimilation in Hydrodynamic Models. 

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to contribute by submitting abstracts to the (virtual) EGU General Assembly 2021, which will be held on 19-30 Apr 2021 in a virtual online format, in the session:

HS6.8: "Water level, storage and discharge from remote sensing and assimilation in hydrodynamic models"

This session is a follow-up of last several years' quite successful sessions.

See the details of the session below and at:

Please consider submitting your abstract(s)!

See the abstract submissions guidance:

Please note that the abstract submissions deadline is 13 January 2021, 13:00 CET (12:00 GMT).

We look forward to seeing you online at "vEGU21: Gather Online | 19–30 April 2021"!

Best wishes to you all for a bright, peaceful, and healthy New Year. 
Be safe, be free and be well,
Jérôme Benveniste,  Jean-François Crétaux,
Fernando Jaramillo and Angelica Tarpanelli

PS: Please also take a look at : HYDROSPACE-GEOGloWS 2021  "Inland Water Storage and Runoff: Modeling, In Situ Data and Remote Sensing" | 7-11 June 2021 | ESA-ESRIN | Frascati (Rome), Italy.


Session details:

Convener: Jérôme Benveniste | Co-conveners: J.F. Crétaux, Fernando JaramilloECS, Angelica Tarpanelli

This session concerns measurements and estimations of water levels, water extent, water storage and water discharge of surface water bodies, such as rivers, lakes, floodplains and wetlands, as well as groundwater, through the combined use of remote sensing and in situ measurements. Contributions that also cover aspects on assimilation of remote sensing together with in situ data within hydrodynamic models are welcome and encouraged.

The monitoring of river water levels, river discharges, water bodies extent, storage in lakes and reservoirs, and floodplain dynamics plays a key role in assessing water resources, understanding surface water dynamics, characterising and mitigating water related risks and enabling integrated management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

While in situ measurement networks play a central role in the monitoring effort, remote sensing techniques are contributing by providing near real time measurements as well as long homogeneous time series to study the impact of climate change, over various scales from local to regional and global.

During the past thirty years a large number of satellites and sensors has been developed and launched allowing to quantify and monitor the extent of open water bodies (passive and active microwave, optical), the water levels (radar and laser altimetry), the global water storage and its changes (variable gravity). River discharge, a key variable of hydrological dynamics, can be estimated by combining space/in situ observations and modelling, although still challenging with available space borne techniques. Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is also now commonly used to understand wetland sheet flow, floodplain dynamics and surface water level changes, with more complex stacking processes to study the relationship between ground deformation and changes in groundwater resources.

Traditional instruments contribute to long-term water level monitoring and provide baseline databases. Scientific applications of more complex technologies like the SAR altimetry on CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3A/B missions are maturing. The future SWOT mission, to be launched in 2021, will open up many new hydrology-related opportunities.

 Dr. Jérôme Benveniste

 Senior Advisor - European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN)
 Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes
 EO Science, Applications and Climate Department
 Largo Galileo Galilei, 1,  Frascati (Roma), I-00044, Italy
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