Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Bartsch, C. Pathe, D. Sabel, W. Wagner, M. Doubkova:
"Soil Moisture Time Series from Active Radar in Support of Runoff Monitoring on Local, Catchment and Regional Scale";
Talk: Second ESA Space for Hydrology Workshop, Geneva: Surface Water Storage and Runoff: Modelling, In-Situ data and Remote Sensing, Italy; 2007-11-12 - 2007-11-14; in: "Proceedings", (2007), Paper ID WPP-280, 5 pages.

English abstract:
Soil moisture is a crucial parameter for hydrological modelling. It reflects soil properties as well as
hydrometeorological conditions. A processing chain for ENVISAT derived soil moisture (1km) was setup
within the ESA Tiger DUE Innovator project SHARE for hydrometeorological applications in the SADC
region. It complements the ERS scatterometer dataset which is available for 1992-2000 for the southern
African subcontinent. Within the presented study, location specific relative soil moisture has been analysed
from ENVISAT ASAR Global Mode data and ERS scatterometer data for the Okavango upper catchment
and compared to river discharge. Correlations above 0.8 can be observed in subtropical climates independent
on the spatial resolution of the active microwave data. Such operational monitoring schemes as established
within SHARE provide valuable complementary information to altimeter measurements.

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