Improving the accuracy of flood inundation forecasts through remote sensing and in situ measurements

01 September 2015 → 30 June 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
  • Engineering and technology
    • Construction engineering
    • Earthquake engineering
    • Geotechnical and environmental engineering
    • Water engineering
    • Wind engineering
    • Communications technology
    • Geomatic engineering
modelling remote sensing uncertainty flooding
Project description

Flood inundation models serve as important tools in flood risk management. However, these models make use of as well uncertain input data as model paramters which reduce their predictive skill. In this project, it will be investigated whether assimilating both remote sensing observations of flood extent and in situ measurements within the flood plain can improve flood inundation model predictions.