GMSM (Phase I: 2009-2010, Phase II: 2011-2012)


Global Monitoring of Soil Moisture for Water Hazards Assessment

The overall goal of the project is to advance the use of soil moisture services based on METOP ASCAT and complementary satellite systems, most importantly SMOS and ENVISAT ASAR, by extending the Hydrology SAF products to Africa and Australia, carrying out extensive calibration and validation (Cal/Val) activities and by developing novel water hazards applications. The considered applications are weather forecasting, drought and yield monitoring, hydrologic prediction, epidemiological modelling, climate change, desertification monitoring and societal risks assessment.

Instrument: ASAP 6, 7 partners

Role: Partner

Project volume: 1.025,000 EUR, Z_GIS share: 100,640 EUR

Contact person: Peter Zeil
Researchers involved: Stefan Kienberger

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