Satellite Precipitation Products for Hydrological Management in Southern Africa

Satellite Precipitation Products for Hydrological Management in Southern Africa
Aerial photograph of the flooding of the Vaal Dam; Aerovis Imaging / NCU COMET Standard Terms of Use

This module introduces a variety of meteorological and hydrological products that can improve the quality of heavy rainfall forecasts and assist with hydrological management during extensive precipitation events in Southern Africa. Among the products are the satellite-based ASCAT, SMOS, and ASAR GM soil moisture products and the hydro-estimator. The products are presented within the context of a case, the flooding of South Africa’s Vaal Dam region in 2009/2010.

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Madalina Ungur

Madalina Ungur

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