Remote Sensing of Terrestrial Water

  • Kazuyoshi SuzukiEmail author
  • Koji Matsuo
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 236)


Terrestrial water is a critical component of ecosystems and is important for hydroclimatology and human usage. Terrestrial water storage (TWS) includes all water stored on land, such as soil moisture (SM), snow, surface water (SW), and ice in permafrost. In Sects. 11.1 and 11.2 of this chapter, we introduce and describe remote sensing-based techniques for assessing TWS. In Sects. 11.3, 11.4, and 11.5, we then describe the techniques for assessing different components of TWS, specifically SM, snow, and SW, respectively, in eastern Siberia. In Sect. 11.6, we discuss recent advances in remote sensing data-assimilation techniques. Finally, in Sect. 11.7, we provide concluding remarks and research perspectives for the near future.


Terrestrial water storage Soil moisture Snow water equivalent Snow coverage area Surface water 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.The Geospatial Information Authority of JapanTsukubaJapan

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