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Remote Sensing in Hydrology and Water Management

  • Gert A. Schultz
  • Edwin T. Engman
  • First comprehensive treatment of applications of remote sensing to hydrology and water management

  • Chapters are written by well known experts

  • The book contains 56 color plates and an overview of satellites and sensors


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Overview and Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gert A. Schultz, Edwin T. Engman
      Pages 3-14
    3. Nandish M. Mattikalli, Edwin T. Engman
      Pages 65-82
  3. Remote Sensing Application to Hydrologic Monitoring and Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Ralph O. Dubayah, Eric F. Wood, Edwin T. Engman, Kevin P. Czajkowski, Mark Zion, Joshua Rhoads
      Pages 85-102
    3. C. G. Collier
      Pages 111-132
    4. B. G. H. Gorte
      Pages 133-156
    5. Massimo Menenti
      Pages 157-196
    6. Edwin T. Engman
      Pages 197-216
    7. Geoff Kite, Alain Pietroniro
      Pages 217-238
    8. A. Rango, A. E. Walker, B. E. Goodison
      Pages 239-270
    9. Jerry C. Ritchie
      Pages 271-286
    10. Jerry C. Ritchie, Frank R. Schiebe
      Pages 287-303
    11. Allard M. J. Meijerink
      Pages 305-325
  4. Water Management with Aid of Remote Sensing Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Gert A. Schultz
      Pages 357-376

About this book


The authors of this book have been approached by consulting engineers: "You know about remote sensing and thus you can obtain hydrological information where no data exist, even without ground measurements, so that I can design the required capacity of a drinking water supply reservoir in a developing country. " On the other hand, the authors have been told: "Remote sensing is not of much use since it is still impossible to estimate ground water resources or surface water flows from remote sensing data. " The major aim of this book is to correct such unjustified illusions as well as exaggerated criticism by providing the reader with sound information on the potential - and the limitations - of remote sensing in the field of hydrology and water management. The book is meant to be a reference and text; it is not a collection of papers from some meeting. The book is intended to provide methods to help the readers solve their own problems in hydrology and water management. Therefore, scientific issues are presented only as far as they are necessary for the application of remote sensing. The reader will see that in some fields, (e. g. evapotranspiration, soil moisture, hydrological modeling) the scientific development is still on the way, while in others operational techniques are already available (e. g. snow melt run­ off-model, land use classification and detection of land use changes, flood fore­ casting and control).


Drainage Fernerkundung Groundwater Hydrologie Wasser Wasserwirtschaft erosion geographical information system hydrology remote sensing satellite water management

Editors and affiliations

  • Gert A. Schultz
    • 1
  • Edwin T. Engman
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Hydrologie, Wasserwirtschaft und UmwelttechnikRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

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