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SPIHRAL

SPatial Integration of Hydrological Monitoring and Remote Sensing Applications

Development of two remote sensing based modules in an existing spatial hydrological simulation model (STREAM) for the monitoring of the impacts of climate change on snow cover dynamics and for the assessment of impacts of flooding on population growth and on agricultural production.

 
Project References
 Name SPIHRAL
 Title SPatial Integration of Hydrological Monitoring and Remote Sensing Applications
 Programme DUP (Data User Programme)
 Theme Land
 Cost €140k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (1999-2000)
 Sensors ERS-1/2 : SAR
NOAA : AVHRR
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The SPIHRAL project (SPatial Integration of Hydrological monitoring and Remote Sensing AppLications) aimed at using an existing hydrologic simulation instrument (STREAM) for the analysis of the impacts of climate change on the hydrology of the basin.

In order to use the existing instrument STREAM for detailed river basin monitoring in South Asia the instrument has been expanded during the SPIHRAL project with two remote sensing modules:

  • a remote sensing-based snow cover module for monitoring the impacts of climate change on snow cover dynamics.
  • a remote sensing-based irrigation module in order to assess the impacts of climate change and population growth on water availability in the region.

Furthermore, the SPIHRAL project aimed at facilitating the implementing of a remote sensing infrastructure related to river basin management in South Asia and at embedding remote sensing based data within the EGIS programme.

 
 Results Project final report (part A, 3.5Mb)
Project final report (part B, 2.8Mb)
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor RA : Resource Analysis N.V.
 Subcontractors
 
User Partnership
 Users
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager
 Technical Officer Contact the DUP Programme Manager:
Dr Olivier Arino
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
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I-00044 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80564
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: olivier.arino@esa.int
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