Satellite hydrology: Present trends and outstanding needs

EC Barrett

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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 contributionSatellite hydrology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopaedia of Hydrology and Water Resources
EditorsRW Herschy, RW Fairbridge
PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780412740602
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Publication series

NameEncyclopedia of Earth Science (EESS)


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