Flood mapping and soil moisture retrieval for improved water management

01 February 2012 → 30 April 2014
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
  • Engineering and technology
    • Communications technology
    • Geomatic engineering
soil moisture flooding remote sensing
Project description

The main objective of the FLOODMOIST-project is to investigate the benefits of jointly assimilating remotely sensed observations of soil moisture and flood extent into coupled hydrologic-hydraulic models. Research will be performed to improve the soil moisture retrievals from remotely sensed observations and to estimate the uncertainty in flood maps. Finally, the merit of assimilating both products will be assessed.