Space‐based measurement of river runoff

  title={Space‐based measurement of river runoff},
  author={G. Robert Brakenridge and Son V. Nghiem and Elaine Anderson and Steve Ankuo Chien},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
Observations of river inundation areas, water levels, and flow variability from orbital sensors have the potential to directly measure the runoff component of the Earth's hydrologic cycle [Birkett et al., 2002; Brakenridge et al., 1998; Sippel et al., 1994, 1998; Townsend, 2001]. A remote-sensing-based measurement strategy for rivers and streams is emerging: Surface water data can be collected, their accuracy evaluated, and the results disseminated without regard to political boundaries. The… 

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