Francois Brissette

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The proposed approach aims to estimate the flood extent and soil wetness using AMSR-E passive microwave data. The approach is applied over the Mackenzie River Basin, which is situated in northwestern Canada. The methodology is based on the polarization ratio index (PR), which is computed using AMSR-E 37 GHz, vertically and horizontally polarized brightness(More)
The potential of a rating curve model for flood monitoring is examined using SSM/I passive microwave images and flow discharge data. Flooded areas are estimated by a linear combination of brightness temperatures measured by the SSM/I sensor in the 19, 37 and 85 GHz channels on each pixel at the reception of each new image. NOAA-AVHRR images are used to(More)
0022-1694/$ see front matter 2011 Elsevier B.V. A doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.08.057 ⇑ Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 514 396 8454; fax E-mail addresses: annie.poulin@etsmtl.ca (A. Poulin (F. Brissette), robert.leconte@usherbrooke.ca (R. Leco etsmtl.ca (R. Arsenault), jean-stephane.malo.1@ens.etsm etsmtl.ca (A. Poulin), francois.brissette@etsmtl.ca (F(More)
Changes in global climate may have significant impacts on local and regional hydrological regimes. Consequences of these changes may in turn result into potentially significant impacts on flooding occurrence and severity, as well as more or less prolonged droughts. Adaptation strategies, including revisiting engineering design standards and practice, as(More)
A two-layer model for 1D vertical unsaturated flow based on the hypothesis of a sharp wetting front is presented. The model further assumes a uniform pore pressure throughout the wetting zone at any given time during the infiltration and redistribution processes. These assumptions allow to reduce the theoretical Richards equation to an ordinary differential(More)
A multi-site weather generator has been developed using the concept of spatial autocorrelation. The multi-site generation approach reproduces the spatial autocorrelations observed between a set of weather stations as well as the correlations between each pair of stations. Its performance has been assessed in two previous studies using both precipitation and(More)
An analysis of hydrological response to a multi-model approach based on an ensemble of seven snow models (SM; degree-day and mixed degree-day/energy balance models) coupled with three hydrological models (HM) is presented for a snowmelt-dominated basin in Canada. The present study aims to compare the performance and the reliability of different types of(More)
Weather generators have been used successfully for a wide array of applications such as hydrology, agriculture, environmental studies and recently climate change studies. Unfortunately, most weather models ignored spatial dependence exhibited by weather series at multiple sites because of climatic phenomena, which extend over a region rather than a station(More)
Over the last decades, different methods have been used by hydrologists to extend observed hydro-climatic time series, based on other data sources, such as tree rings or sedimentological datasets. For example, tree ring multiproxies have been studied for the Caniapiscau Reservoir in northern Québec (Canada), leading to the reconstruction of flow time series(More)
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