Application of Remote Sensing For Hydrological Modelling

  • F. P. De Troch
  • P. A. Troch
  • Z. Su
  • D. S. Lin
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 22)


It has long been recognised that the results obtained by hydrological modelling of a river basin depend heavily on the quality of the input data used. The main problem in many hydrological studies is that there are not enough adequate data to describe quantitatively hydrological processes with sufficient accuracy. Studies on hydrological effects of land use and climate changes in large river basins are possible only if detailed information about topography, geology, soil, vegetation, and climate are available. With the advances of remote sensing techniques hydrological relevant information about large river basins can be derived from different sensors. A major problem facing the user of these data is how to effectively incorporate remotely sensed data into hydrological studies and models (Peck et al. , 1981; Rango, 1987; Schultz, 1988; Engman and Gurney, 1991).


Soil Moisture Remote Sensing Synthetic Aperture Radar Microwave Radiometer Passive Microwave 
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  • F. P. De Troch
    • 1
  • P. A. Troch
    • 1
  • Z. Su
    • 1
  • D. S. Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Hydrology and Water ManagementUniversity of GhentBelgium

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