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Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 206

By: Venkat Lakshmi (Editor)

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Jan 2015 | #214474 | ISBN-13: 9781118872031
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Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle is an outcome of the AGU Chapman Conference held in February 2012. This is a comprehensive volume that examines the use of available remote sensing satellite data as well as data from future missions that can be used to expand our knowledge in quantifying the spatial and temporal variations in the terrestrial water cycle.

Volume highlights include:
- 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

Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle is a valuable resource for students and research professionals in the hydrology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, geography, and geological sciences communities.


Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle
Venkat Lakshmi


Section I: Precipitation
George Huffman
1. No Rain Classification using Passive Microwave Radiometers
2. Improvement of TMI Rain Retrieval over the Indian Subcontinent
3. Integrating Information from Satellite Observations and Numerical Models for Improved
4. A research framework to bridge from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite to the constellation sensors using ground radar-based National Mosaic QPE

Section II: Evapotranspiration
Bill Kustas, Martha Anderson
5. Estimating regional evapotranspiration using a three-temperature model and MODIS products
6. Water use and stream-aquifer-phreatophyte interaction along a Tamarisk-dominated segment of the Lower Colorado River          

Section III: Surface Water
Sylvain Biancamaria, Doug Alsdorf
7. Controls of terrestrial water storage changes over the central Congo basin determined by integrating PALSAR ScanSAR, ENVISAT altimetry, and GRACE data
8. Spatial Patterns of River Width in the Yukon River Basin
9. Near-Nadir Ka-band Field Observations of Fresh Water Bodies

Section IV: Snow
Juraj Parajk, Tom Painter
10. Snow cover depletion curves and snow water equivalent reconstruction
11. Retrieval and Validation of VIIRS Snow Cover Information for Terrestrial Water Cycle Applications
12. Seeing the Snow Through the Trees: Towards a Validated Canopy Adjustment for Satellite Snow-Covered Area
13. Passive Microwave Remote Sensing of Snowmelt and Melt-Refreeze using Diurnal Amplitude Variations
14. Changes in Snow packs of Canadian Prairies for 1979-2004 Detected from Snow Water Equivalent data of SMMR and SSM/I Passive Microwave and related Climatic Factors

Section V: Soil moisture
Mike Cosh, Chris Rudiger Editors
15. Some Issues in Validating Satellite-based Soil Moisture Retrievals from SMAP with In Situ Observations
16. Soil moisture retrieval from microwave (RADARSAT-2) and optical remote sensing (MODIS) data using artificial intelligence techniques
17. AMSR-E soil moisture disaggregation using MODIS and NLDAS data
18. Assessing near-surface soil moisture assimilation impacts on modelled root-zone moisture for an Australian agricultural landscape
19. Assimilation of Satellite Soil Moisture Retrievals into Hydrologic Model for Improving River Discharge
20. NASA Giovanni: A Tool for Visualizing, Analyzing, and Inter-comparing Soil Moisture Data

Section VI: Groundwater
Matt Rodell, Editor
21. Monitoring Aquifer Depletion from Space: Case Studies from the Saharan and Arabian Aquifers
22. Dominant patterns of water storage changes in the Nile basin during 2003-2013” -
23. The use of multi-frequency synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to support regional scale groundwater potential maps
24. Monitoring Subsidence Associated with Groundwater Dynamics in the Central Valley of California using Interferometric Radar

Section VII: Data and Modeling
Peter van Oevelen
25. NLDAS Views of North American 2011 Extreme Events         
26. Growth studies of Mytilus californianus using satellite surface temperatures and chlorophyll data for coastal Oregon           
27. Impact of assimilating spaceborne microwave signals for improving hydrological prediction in ungauged basins                
28. Application of High Resolution Images from Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Watershed and Rangeland Science           
29. Simulation of water balance components in a watershed located in central drainage basin of Iran       
30. Estimating water use efficiency in bioenergy ecosystems using a process-based model
31. Watershed Reanalysis of Water and Carbon Cycle Models at a Critical Zone Observatory
32. Challenges for Observing and Modeling the Global Water Cycle    
33. Integrated assessment system using process-based eco-hydrology model for adaptation strategy and effective water resources management

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