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A Pathway to the Automated Global Assessment of Water Level in Reservoirs with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)

Edward Park, Eder Merino, Quinn W. Lewis, Eric O. Lindsey, Xiankun Yang
2020 Remote Sensing  
Global measurements of reservoir water levels are crucial for understanding Earth's hydrological dynamics, especially in the context of global industrialization and climate change.  ...  Although radar altimetry has been used to measure the water level of some reservoirs with high accuracy, it is not yet feasible unless the water body is sufficiently large or directly located at the satellite's  ...  Change Grand Challenge initiative, respectively, for support during the development and writing of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12081353 fatcat:bugwdm5klrfhlphqrp4wau64ey

Potential and Limitations of Satellite Altimetry Constellations for Monitoring Surface Water Storage Changes—A Case Study in the Mississippi Basin

Denise Dettmering, Laura Ellenbeck, Daniel Scherer, Christian Schwatke, Christoph Niemann
2020 Remote Sensing  
Satellite altimetry provides valuable information on the water levels and variations of lakes, reservoirs and rivers.  ...  From the larger water bodies represented by a global hydrology model, at least 91% of targets and 98% of storage changes are captured by the current altimeter configuration.  ...  L.E., C.S. and D.S. performed the data processing. C.N. provided the lake volume changes from WGHM.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs12203320 fatcat:rjgwn3cqfrhtraqxlgkwxeplwi

Success Stories of Satellite Radar Altimeter Applications

Hisham Eldardiry, Faisal Hossain, Margaret Srinivasan, Vardis Tsontos
2021 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
AbstractFor nearly three decades, satellite nadir altimeters have provided essential information to understand, primarily ocean, and also, inland water dynamics.  ...  Highlighting these altimeter-based success stories can serve to further promote the widespread adoption of future satellite missions such as the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission scheduled  ...  First two authors of this work were supported by a Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology subcontract to University of Washington "Jason-3 Altimetry Missions Applications Activities  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-21-0065.1 fatcat:cg5zpd536zct7f27xzpjgqnqo4

A Spaceborne Multisensory, Multitemporal Approach to Monitor Water Level and Storage Variations of Lakes

Alireza Taravat, Masih Rajaei, Iraj Emadodin, Hamidreza Hasheminejad, Rahman Mousavian, Ehsan Biniyaz
2016 Water  
The present study aims to improve monitoring of spatiotemporal changes of Lake Urmia in the period 1975-2015 using the multi-temporal satellite altimetry and Landsat (5-TM, 7-ETM+ and 8-OLI) images.  ...  water from Landsat data.  ...  [11] have used successfully satellite radar altimetry to derive water levels of water bodies [8] . Duan et al.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w8110478 fatcat:qwvadel5avbypdcxwayc4r6dp4

Remote Sensing of Floodpath Lakes and Wetlands: A Challenging Frontier in the Monitoring of Changing Environments

Yeqiao Wang, Hervé Yésou
2018 Remote Sensing  
Floodpath lakes and wetlands are the lakes and associated wetlands affected by seasonal variations of water level and water surface area.  ...  Rapid developments of remote sensing science and technologies, provide immense opportunities and capacities to improve our understanding of the changing lake and wetland environments.  ...  Acknowledgments: As the Guest editors, we would like to thank all contributors, editors, and reviewers for their hard work and dedication.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs10121955 fatcat:xpcrp26ocrdl7c4okie5umrgrq

Improving Sentinel-3 SAR mode processing over lake using numerical simulations

Francois Boy, Jean-Francois Cretaux, Malik Boussaroque, Celine Tison
2021 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
Lee, of lakes and reservoirs water elevation changes from satellite radar altimetry”, and C.  ...  different components of the water cycle, Index Terms—Radar altimetry, lake, hydrology, retracking, generally organized in the shape of Global  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2021.3137034 fatcat:zyhuw4qkifbbpb56ndd6ckcqfu

Assessment of Water Level in Dadin Kowa Dam Reservoir in Gombe State Nigeria Using Geospatial Techniques

Etido Essien, Ezeikel Jesse, Joel Igbokwe
2019 International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics  
The result shows that from 1987 to 2000 the water level increased and decreased from 2000 to 2015 due to the climate change condition and the high rate consummation of water due to population growth of  ...  The water reservoir level recorded from 1987 till 2013 was collected from Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority also LANDSAT satellite imagery from 1987, 2000 and 2015 were acquired.  ...  Recent studies have demonstrated the potential of combining satellite imagery and radar altimetry to estimate the volume of water stored in lakes, rivers, and reservoir, and how these volumes change in  ... 
doi:10.30897/ijegeo.487885 fatcat:nscgtst5o5gp3lxg4drizfr5ge

Dams Safety: Review of Satellite Remote Sensing Applications to Dams and Reservoirs

Nasrat Adamo, Nadhir Al-Ansari, Sabah Hussain Ali, Jan Laue, Sven Knutsson
2020 Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering  
hundreds of reservoirs around the world, various bathymetric reservoir surveys, siltation of reservoirs and catchment areas erosion problems, monitoring of water quality changes, and above all monitoring  ...  It generally refers to the use of satellite borne or airborne sensors to capture the spectral and spatial relations of objects and materials on Earth from the space.  ...  Estimating water storage in large reservoirs and lakes is attributed to the advent of radar altimetry.  ... 
doi:10.47260/jesge/1119 fatcat:w5yxj6qhhnclnnwxogb2wc3igu

A Multisensor Approach to Satellite Monitoring of Trends in Lake Area, Water Level, and Volume

Jonathan Chipman
2019 Remote Sensing  
Water levels were obtained from analysis of digital elevation models from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), validated  ...  This study demonstrates the use of a multisensor satellite remote sensing method for the comprehensive monitoring of lake surface areas, water levels, and volume for the Toshka Lakes in southern Egypt,  ...  Snow and Ice Data Center, and SRTM data courtesy of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and USGS EROS Center.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11020158 fatcat:wl4qkdvah5ar7bqwcwe6sxkhpq

Monitoring Reservoir Drought Dynamics with Landsat and Radar/Lidar Altimetry Time Series in Persistently Cloudy Eastern Brazil

Jamon Van Den Hoek, Augusto Getirana, Hahn Jung, Modurodoluwa Okeowo, Hyongki Lee
2019 Remote Sensing  
Tropical reservoirs are critical infrastructure for managing drinking and irrigation water and generating hydroelectric power.  ...  volume changes for each reservoir; and (iv) compared modeled and in situ reservoir volume changes.  ...  Surface Area-Elevation Model Generation Surface area and elevation time series were used to estimate changes in reservoir volumes.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs11070827 fatcat:7yktmhlevrbrrbbc2efbcz4kqa

Altimetry for the future: Building on 25 years of progress

Saleh Abdalla, Abdolnabi Abdeh Kolahchi, Susheel Adusumilli, Suchandra Aich Bhowmick, Eva Alou-Font, Laiba Amarouche, Ole Baltazar Andersen, Helena Antich, Lotfi Aouf, Brian Arbic, Thomas Armitage, Sabine Arnault (+349 others)
2021 Advances in Space Research  
of Progress in Radar Altimetry.  ...  In 2018 we celebrated 25 years of development of radar altimetry, and the progress achieved by this methodology in the fields of global and coastal oceanography, hydrology, geodesy and cryospheric sciences  ...  Fig. 7 . 7 Average rate of Antarctic ice sheet elevation change between 1992 and 2017 determined from ERS-1, ERS-2, Envisat, and CryoSat-2 satellite radar altimetry.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2021.01.022 fatcat:zgsllfqrgnfyporr7rs2dgb77e

RECOG RL01: correcting GRACE total water storage estimates for global lakes/reservoirs and earthquakes

Simon Deggim, Annette Eicker, Lennart Schawohl, Helena Gerdener, Kerstin Schulze, Olga Engels, Jürgen Kusche, Anita T. Saraswati, Tonie van Dam, Laura Ellenbeck, Denise Dettmering, Christian Schwatke (+3 others)
2021 Earth System Science Data  
RECOG-LR is computed from forward-modelling surface water volume estimates derived from satellite altimetry and (optical) remote sensing and allows both a removal of these signals from GRACE and a relocation  ...  Observations of changes in terrestrial water storage (TWS) obtained from the satellite mission GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) have frequently been used for water cycle studies and for  ...  Lake level time series from altimetry Satellite altimetry measures the distance between the satellite and the Earth surface (i.e. the range) by analysing the transmitted and received radar echo after it  ... 
doi:10.5194/essd-13-2227-2021 fatcat:sm4cnkuqejfqbotcaodh7xl2ca

Monitoring of Water Level Change in a Dam from High-Resolution SAR Data

Yoon-Kyung Lee, Sang-Hoon Hong, Sang-Wan Kim
2021 Remote Sensing  
The retrieval of the accurate variations in water levels in lakes and reservoirs with small widths from high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images such as the TerraSAR add-on for Digital Elevation  ...  Accurate measurement of water levels and variations in lakes and reservoirs is crucial for water management.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs13183641 fatcat:txs3frujtrhhljy5tdfndbjzea

Remote sensing of the cryosphere in high mountain ASIA

Batuhan Osmanoglu, Thomas H. Painter, David Shean, Anthony Arendt, Jeffrey Kargel, Steven A. Margulis
2017 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)  
The region's hydrology is strongly controlled by variations in the timing and distribution of runoff from snow and glacier melt.  ...  High Mountain Asia (HMA), often referred to as the "third pole" of the world because its high elevation glaciers, contains the largest amount of fresh water outside the polar ice sheets.  ...  LIDAR Altimetry Data from NASA's Ice, Cloud and Elevation Satellite (ICESat) have been the primary source of information about region-wide changes in the mass balance of HMA glaciers [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2017.8127583 dblp:conf/igarss/OsmanogluPSAKM17 fatcat:yvmsybbisvf2xah7ycfg756qti

Potential of ENVISAT Radar Altimetry for Water Level Monitoring in the Pantanal Wetland

Denise Dettmering, Christian Schwatke, Eva Boergens, Florian Seitz
2016 Remote Sensing  
Radar altimetry provides important measurements for monitoring and analyzing water level variations in wetlands and flooded areas.  ...  Using the example of the Pantanal region in South America, this study demonstrates the capability and limitations of ENVISAT radar altimeter for monitoring water levels in inundation areas.  ...  Moreover, we want to thank Anne Braakmann-Folkmann for her contribution to the early stage of the study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs8070596 fatcat:xbtuize3irdofl6ys67zziprha
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