Remote Sensing Applications for Water Resources Management I

Wednesday, 17 December 2014: 1:40 PM-3:40 PM
Chairs:  John D Bolten, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Forrest S Melton, CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States and Susan C Steele-Dunne, Technische Universiteit Delft, Delft, Netherlands
Primary Conveners:  John D Bolten, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Co-conveners:  Forrest S Melton, California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Dalia Bach Kirschbaum, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

1:40 PM
A Global Scale 30m Water Surface Detection Optimized and Validated for Landsat 8
Jean-François Pekel1, Andrew Cottam1, Marco Clerici1, Alan Belward1, Gregoire Dubois1, Etienne Bartholome1 and Noel Gorelick2, (1)Joint Research Center Ispra, Ispra, Italy, (2)Google, Mountian View, CA, United States
1:55 PM
Utilizing NASA Earth Observations to Enhance Flood Impact Products and Mitigation in the Lower Mekong Water Basin
Colin Doyle1, Michael Gao1, Joseph Spruce2, John D Bolten3 and Samuel Weber1, (1)NASA DEVELOP National Program, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Computer Sciences Corporation, Stennis Space Center, MS, United States, (3)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States
2:10 PM
Towards a South Asia Land Data Assimilation System: first results for transboundary basins
Benjamin F Zaitchik1, Debjani Ghatak1, David L Toll2, Nancy D Searby3, Ashutosh S Limaye4, Christa D Peters-Lidard2, Birendra Bajracharya5, Basanta Raj Shrestha5, Charles Iceland6, Kapil Narula7, Sylvia Lee8, Bessma Mourad8 and Bradley Doorn9, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)NASA Headquarters, Falls Church, VA, United States, (4)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal, (6)World Resources Institute, Washington, DC, United States, (7)Confederation of Indian Industry, New Delhi, India, (8)Skoll Global Threats Fund, San Francisco, CA, United States, (9)NASA Headquarters, Earth Science Directorate, Washington, DC, United States
2:25 PM
CRUCIAL: Cryosat-2 Success over Inland Water and Land: Preliminary Inland Water Heights and Validation
Philip Moore1, Philippa A M Berry1, Robert Balmbra1, Stephen Birkinshaw1, Peter Bauer-Gottwein2, Salvatore Dinardo3, Bruno Lucas4 and Jerome Benveniste5, (1)Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, (2)Technical Univ. of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, (3)ESA ESRIN, SERCO, Frascati, Italy, (4)ESA ESRIN, DEIMOS, Frascati, Italy, (5)ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy
2:40 PM
SWOT Data Assimilation for Operational Reservoir Management on the Upper Niger River Basin
Simon Munier, Estellus, Paris, France, Austin Polebistki, University of Wisconsin Platteville, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Platteville, WI, United States, Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, Gilles Belaud, IRSTEA, Antony Cedex, France and Dennis P Lettenmaier, NOAA Science Center, College Park, MD, United States
2:55 PM
Can Stream Rating Curves be Modeled from Large-Scale, Low-Resolution Airborne Laser Scanning Data?
Steve W Lyon1, Marcus Nathanson2, Norris Lam2, Helen E Dahlke3, Martin Rutzinger4,5, Jason W Kean6 and Hjalmar Laudon7, (1)Stockholm University, Physical Geography & Quaternary Geology, Stockholm, Sweden, (2)Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, (3)University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, (4)Austrian Academy of Sciences, 4Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Graz, Austria, (5)University of Innsbruck, Institute of Geography, Innsbruck, Austria, (6)USGS, Denver, CO, United States, (7)SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Umeå, Umeå, Sweden
3:10 PM
How Does Knowing Snowpack Distribution Help Model Calibration and Reservoir Management?
Chris B Graham1, Adam Mazurkiewicz1, Bruce J McGurk2 and Thomas H Painter3, (1)San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2)Self Employed, McGurk Hydrologic, Washington, DC, United States, (3)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
3:25 PM
Use of MODIS Data in Dynamic SPARROW Analysis of Watershed Loading Reductions
Richard A Smith1, Gregory E Schwarz1, John W Brakebill2, Anne Hoos3, Richard B Moore4, Anne Walden Nolin5, Jhih-Shyang Shih6, Celeste Journey7 and Molly Macauley6, (1)USGS, Reston, VA, United States, (2)USGS Maryland/Delaware/District of Columbia Water Science Center, Baltimore, MD, United States, (3)USGS Tennessee Water Science Center, Nashville, TN, United States, (4)U.S. Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, United States, (5)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (6)Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, United States, (7)USGS South Carolina Water Science Center, Columbia, SC, United States
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