Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for runoff prediction in ungauged basins

Koray K. Yilmaz, Hoshin Vijai Gupta, Terri S. Hogue, Kuo Lin Hsu, Thorsten Wagener, Soroosh Sorooshian

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Abstract

Increased availability of global satellite-based precipitation estimates makes them potentially suitable for hydrological applications in remote regions where ground-based measurement networks are missing or sparse. This potential can be evaluated by testing the satellite estimates at locations where relatively dense ground-based networks are available. This study was conducted for two sites in the southeastern United States where precipitation estimates from a raingauge network, weather radar and satellite observations exist. The satellite-based estimates were provided by the PERSIANN system, which combines infrared and microwave information from geostationary and polar orbiting satellites. The precipitation estimates are first compared and then used to drive the Sacramento Soil Moisture Accounting hydrological model for runoff forecasting. The results provide insight into the potential utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for water resources management of ungauged basins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIAHS-AISH Publication
Pages273-282
Number of pages10
Edition295
StatePublished - 2005

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Keywords

  • Flood forecasting
  • Hydrological modelling
  • Prediction in ungauged basins
  • Satellite precipitation estimates
  • USA
  • Water resources management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Oceanography

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Yilmaz, K. K., Gupta, H. V., Hogue, T. S., Hsu, K. L., Wagener, T., & Sorooshian, S. (2005). Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for runoff prediction in ungauged basins. In IAHS-AISH Publication (295 ed., pp. 273-282)

Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for runoff prediction in ungauged basins. / Yilmaz, Koray K.; Gupta, Hoshin Vijai; Hogue, Terri S.; Hsu, Kuo Lin; Wagener, Thorsten; Sorooshian, Soroosh.

IAHS-AISH Publication. 295. ed. 2005. p. 273-282.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yilmaz, KK, Gupta, HV, Hogue, TS, Hsu, KL, Wagener, T & Sorooshian, S 2005, Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for runoff prediction in ungauged basins. in IAHS-AISH Publication. 295 edn, pp. 273-282.
Yilmaz KK, Gupta HV, Hogue TS, Hsu KL, Wagener T, Sorooshian S. Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for runoff prediction in ungauged basins. In IAHS-AISH Publication. 295 ed. 2005. p. 273-282
Yilmaz, Koray K. ; Gupta, Hoshin Vijai ; Hogue, Terri S. ; Hsu, Kuo Lin ; Wagener, Thorsten ; Sorooshian, Soroosh. / Evaluating the utility of satellite-based precipitation estimates for runoff prediction in ungauged basins. IAHS-AISH Publication. 295. ed. 2005. pp. 273-282
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