A hydrologic model using remotely sensed data

TitleA hydrologic model using remotely sensed data
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1989
AuthorsKite, G. W.
Conference Name57th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 57th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1989
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationFort Collins, Colorado
KeywordsHydrology, Modelling, Remote sensing, Satellite

The paper describes the application, on a microcomputer, of a distributed hydrologic model, with snow component, using data from satellite as well as conventional ground-based data. The data are combined in a database written as a 'front-end' for hydrometeorological modelling on micro-computers. Two basins in western Canada with significant snowpack are being studied; the Kootenay and the Souris. The model has seven components and is modular form so that components can be quickly changed. Daily visible and near infra-red data from a NOAA satelite are used, both from digital tape and from black and white photographs. The objectives of the study are to investigate the utility of data from satellite in a hydrometeorological model in different physiographic and climatic areas, and to use the model as a test bed for different physically-based components.