Joint Session 10 Remote sensing applications in hydrology, Part II

Tuesday, 12 January 2016: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
Room 240/241 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 30th Conference on Hydrology; and the 20th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Christopher Hain, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Camp Springs, MD and John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab, Hanover, NH

The session will focus on science and applications of remote sensing in land surface hydrologic sciences. The remotely sensed measurements related to hydrological parameters are from satellite, radar, airborne, or other platforms. We are hoping to increase the discussions on: (1) the current and future requirements for the data sets; (2) the current state of the science for measuring hydrologic parameters using remote sensing platforms; (3) how hydrological models or downstream applications use the remotely sensed data products for decision support; (4) areas where current science methodology does not adequately address the needs of the broader hydrologic community; and (5) new methods and/or new remote sensing technologies that offer potential for improving hydrologic (including land surface parameter) remote sensing. For additional information about the session, please contact the session chairs Xiwu Zhan ( and John Eylander (, or the program organizer, David Gochis (

8:30 AM
Satellite soil moisture products and their application to drought monitoring
Jifu Yin, NOAA/NESDIS, College Park, MD; and X. Zhan, J. Liu, L. Fang, C. Hain, W. Zheng, and M. B. Ek
9:00 AM
Characterizing Satellite-Based Passive Microwave Estimates of Snow Water Equivalent at Sub-Grid Resolution (Invited Presentation)
Elias J. Deeb, CRREL (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab), Hanover, NH; and C. A. Hiemstra, S. F. Daly, C. Vuyovich, and J. B. Eylander
9:15 AM
Sensitivity Analysis of passive microwave brightness temperatures to distributed snowmelt
Carrie Vuyovich, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Hanover, NH; and J. Jacobs, C. A. Hiemstra, E. Deeb, S. F. Daly, and J. B. Eylander
9:30 AM
Infusion of gap-filling radar, snow data assimilation and airborne lidar for improved water supply forecasting in the inter-mountain western U.S
David J. Gochis, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Busto, K. Howard, A. Dugger, W. Yu, J. McCreight, C. Langston, M. richardson, J. deems, N. coombs, T. H. Painter, J. mickey, M. skiles, K. Sampson, and L. karsten
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