The present paper deals with the implementation of online data transferred via LEO satellite communication in a flood forecasting system. Although the project is ongoing, it is already recognised that the information chain: “measurement—transmission—forecast—alert” can be shortened, i.e., the flood danger can be more rapidly communicated to the population at risk. This gain is particularly valuable for medium size catchments where the concentration time (basin time of response to rainfall) is short.
Added value of online satellite data transmission for flood forecasting: warning systems in medium-size catchments
C. Ruch, H. Stadler; Added value of online satellite data transmission for flood forecasting: warning systems in medium-size catchments. Water Sci Technol 1 January 2009; 59 (1): 23–29. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2009.770
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