Remote Sensing of Hydrological Extremes

  • Venkat Lakshmi

Part of the Springer Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry book series (SPRINGERREMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Floods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rogger Escobar C., Juan D. Restrepo, G. Robert Brakenridge, Albert J. Kettner
      Pages 3-19
    3. Samuel E. Tuttle, Eunsang Cho, Pedro J. Restrepo, Xinhua Jia, Carrie M. Vuyovich, Michael H. Cosh et al.
      Pages 21-45
    4. F. Policelli, Dan Slayback, Bob Brakenridge, Joe Nigro, Alfred Hubbard, Ben Zaitchik et al.
      Pages 47-63
    5. Ting Yuan, Hyongki Lee, Hahn Chul Jung
      Pages 65-81
    6. Jessica Fayne, John Bolten, Venkat Lakshmi, Aakash Ahamed
      Pages 83-103
    7. Aakash Ahamed, John Bolten, Colin Doyle, Jessica Fayne
      Pages 105-118
  3. Droughts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Ali Ahmadalipour, Hamid Moradkhani, Hongxiang Yan, Mahkameh Zarekarizi
      Pages 121-149
    3. Z. Su, Y. He, X. Dong, L. Wang
      Pages 151-172
    4. Vitor Paiva Alcoforado Rebello, Augusto Getirana, Venkat Lakshmi, Otto Corrêa Rotunno Filho
      Pages 197-218
    5. M. Sadegh, C. Love, A. Farahmand, A. Mehran, M. J. Tourian, A. AghaKouchak
      Pages 219-247
  4. F. Policelli, Dan Slayback, Bob Brakenridge, Joe Nigro, Alfred Hubbard, Ben Zaitchik et al.
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-251

About this book


This volume provides in-depth coverage of the latest in remote sensing of hydrological extremes:  both floods and droughts. The book is divided into two distinct sections – floods and droughts – and offers a variety of techniques for monitoring each. 

With rapid advances in computer modelling and observing systems, floods and droughts are studied with greater precision today than ever before. Land surface models, especially over the entire Continental United States, can map the hydrological cycle at kilometre and sub-kilometre scales. In the case of smaller areas there is even higher spatial resolution and the only limiting factor is the resolution of input data. In-situ sensors are automated and the data is directly relayed to the world wide web for many hydrological variables such as precipitation, soil moisture, surface temperature and heat fluxes. In addition, satellite remote sensing has advanced to providing twice a day repeat observations at kilometre to ten-kilometre spatial scales.

We are at a critical juncture in the study of hydrological extremes, and the GPM and SMAP missions as well as the MODIS and GRACE sensors give us more tools and data than were ever available before. A global variety of chapter authors provides wide-ranging perspectives and case studies that will make this book an indispensable resource for researchers, engineers, and even emergency management and insurance professionals who study and/or manage hydrological extremes.


Emergency Management Remote sensing of droughts Remote sensing of floods Global Precipitation Measurement Soil Moisture Active Passive MODIS Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

Editors and affiliations

  • Venkat Lakshmi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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