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TitleA Soil Moisture Sensorweb for Use in Flood Forecasting Applications
AuthorTeillet, P M; Gauthier, R P; Pultz, T; Deschamps, A; Fedosejevs, G; Maloley, M; Ainsley, G; Chichagov, A
SourceProceedings of SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineering vol. 5232, 2004 p. 467-478,
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20181700
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; remote sensing
ProgramCanada Centre for Remote Sensing Flood Mapping Guidelines
Released2004 02 24
AbstractThis paper describes work towards building an integrated Earth sensing capability and focuses on the demonstration of a prototype in-situ sensorweb in remote operation in support of flood forecasting. A five-node sensorweb was deployed in the Roseau River Sub-Basin of the Red River Watershed in Manitoba, Canada in September 2002 and remained there throughout the flood season until the end of June 2003. The sensorweb operated autonomously, with soil moisture measurements and standard meteorological parameters accessed remotely via land line and/or satellite from the Integrated Earth Sensing Workstation (IESW) at the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS) in Ottawa. Independent soil moisture data were acquired from actual grab samples and field-portable sensors on the days of RADARSAT and Envisat Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data acquisitions. The in-situ data were used to help generate spatial soil moisture estimates from the remotely sensed SAR data for use in a hydrological model for flood forecasting.

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