A/Prof Valentijn Pauwels

A/Prof Valentijn Pauwels

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Accurate flood predictions are critically important for limiting the damage caused by floods. Flood forecasting systems are based on models that require large volumes of data, such as rainfall forecasts, detailed measurements and high-resolution topography. However, flood forecasts are prone to uncertainty due to a lack of detailed measurements, and possible errors or oversimplifications in the models and/or data sets. Remote sensing is the science of obtaining information about objects or areas from a distance, typically from aircraft or satellites. This research is integrating this type of data on soil moisture and flood extent with rainfall and runoff models, which will lead to more accurate flood predictions. It will develop a remote sensing-aided methodology that can eventually enable forecasting models that predict the volume of water entering the river network to be applied anywhere in Australia.
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Improving flood forecast skill using Remote Sensing data
19 Sep 2018
“The outcomes from this research will provide information for us to use remotely sensed data to...
Improving flood forecasting skill using remote sensing data: rainfall estimation
30 Jun 2017
This project aims to use hydrologic models and data assimilation theory to estimate catchment wide...
Improving flood forecast skill using remote sensing data: model/remote sensing data fusion
30 Jun 2017
This project investigates the use of remotely sensed soil moisture data and flood extent/level to...
Stefania Grimaldi Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
The use of remote sensing data in operational flood forecasting is currently receiving increasing...
Ashley Wright Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
This research introduces model input data reduction using the discrete wavelet transform to the...
Improving flood forecasting skills using remote sensing data: precipitation retrieval
18 Aug 2015
Accurate, timely and precise forecast precipitation is the "Holy Grail" of flood forecasting; this...
Improving Flood Forecast Skill Using Remote Sensing Data - Hydraulic Component
18 Aug 2015
Accurate flood forecast is essential to save lives and reduce damages.How far can we get using...
Improving Flood Forecasting Skill Using Remote Sensing Data - Hydrological Component
18 Aug 2015
Flood forecasts suffer from various SOURCES of uncertainties. This project investigates the benefit...
Improving flood forecasting skill using remote sensing data
25 Aug 2014
Accurate, timely and precise Forecast precipitation is the “holy grail” of flood forecasting; this...

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