Hydrological models are essential tools in water resources assessment and management. Advanced computational algorithms can simulate the relevant physical processes and form the feedback mechanism across a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. However, a bottleneck of these models is the lack of environmental observations to calibrate model parameters and to assess the robustness of model predictions. Unfortunately, neither in-situ networks nor remote sensing alone can provide sufficient information to capture the high spatial and temporal variability of hydrological processes. Recently, downscaling frameworks have been developed, building robust models between coarse scale products and high-resolution covariates using in-situ measurements.
WATERLINE will employ multi-source information from remote sensing, historical data, in-situ data from meteorological networks as well as crowdsourced measurements to improve hydrological models and their predictions.
Main roles of CLIMERS
- Downscaling of coarse-scale soil moisture data using Machine Learning
- Field work at HOAL
CLIMERS members involved
March 2021 to February 2024