Although no dedicated hydrological satellites have yet been operated, interest in satellite hydrology has been growing rapidly in recent years. Studies have been undertaken to identify observational requirements in hydrology and water management, and systems and methods have been developed by which such requirements might be addressed. At present, however, some can, whilst others cannot. Recent trends are reviewed leading to today's capabilities, and future needs for satellite remote sensing in support of both scientific research and operational methods in the hydrological and associated arenas. For a recent general review of this field, see Engman and Gurney (1991).
|Translated title of the contribution||Satellite hydrology|
|Title of host publication||Encyclopaedia of Hydrology and Water Resources|
|Editors||RW Herschy, RW Fairbridge|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Name||Encyclopedia of Earth Science (EESS)|