—Previous studies have shown the possibility of using European Remote Sensing/synthetic aperture radar (ERS/SAR) data to monitor surface soil moisture from space. The linear relationships between soil moisture and the SAR signal have been derived empirically and, thus, were a priori specific to the considered watershed. In order to overcome this limit, this… (More)
The purpose of this paper is to present the methodology set up to derive catchment soil moisture from Earth Observation (EO) data using microwave space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images from ERS satellites and to study the improvements brought about by an assimilation of this information into hydrological models. The methodology used to derive EO… (More)
This paper presents the inclusion of the soil-vegetation-atmosphere interactions in a proven conceptual model. This new scheme simulates the daily streamflows over small catchments by taking into account the average characteristics of the surface (soil and vegetation) for the calculation of actual evaporation and évapotranspiration. The model also simulates… (More)
Bridging the gap between simulation models and stakeholders Purpose Expose the final conclusions of work package 1.5 regarding the application of the buffering capacity concept to adaptive water management.