Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology

Remote Sensing Observations of Continental Surfaces SET coordinated by André Mariotti

Land Surface Remote Sensing in Continental Hydrology

Edited by

Nicolas Baghdadi, IRSTEA, France
Mehrez Zribi, CNRS, France

ISBN : 9781785481048

Publication Date : September 2016

Hardcover 502 pp

150.00 USD



The continental hydrological cycle is one of the least understood components of the climate system. The understanding of the different processes involved is important in the fields of hydrology and meteorology.

In this volume the main applications for continental hydrology are presented, including the characterization of the states of continental surfaces (water state, snow cover, etc.) using active and passive remote sensing, monitoring the Antarctic ice sheet and land water surface heights using radar altimetry, the characterization of redistributions of water masses using the GRACE mission, the potential of GNSS-R technology in hydrology, and remote sensing data assimilation in hydrological models.

This book, part of a set of six volumes, has been produced by scientists who are internationally renowned in their fields. It is addressed to students (engineers, Masters, PhD), engineers and scientists, specialists in remote sensing applied to hydrology.

Through this pedagogical work, the authors contribute to breaking down the barriers that hinder the use of Earth observation data.


1. Characterization of Soil Surface Properties Using Radar Remote Sensing by Nicolas Baghdadi and Mehrez Zribi
2. Estimation of Soil Water Conditions Using Passive Microwave Remote Sensing by Ramata Magagi, Yann Kerr and Jean-Pierre Wigneron
3. Using Satellite Scatterometers to Monitor Continental Surfaces by Pierre-Louis Frison, Lionel Jarlan and Eric Mougin
4. Optical Remote Sensing of Snow Cover by Marie Dumont and Simon Gascoin
5. Snow Characterization Using Radar Imaging by Monique Bernier, Jean-Pierre Dedieu and Yannick Duguay
6. Spatial Altimetry and Continental Waters by Jean-François Cretaux and Stéphane Calmant
7. Radar Altimetry for Monitoring the Antarctic Ice Sheet by Frédérique Remy
8. Monitoring Water Mass Redistributions on Land and Polar Ice Sheets using the GRACE Gravimetry from Space Mission by Frédéric Frappart, Guillaume Ramillien and Lucía Seoane
9. Applications of GNSS-R in Continental Hydrology by Erwan Motte, Alejandro Egido, Nicolas Roussel, Karen Boniface and Frédéric Frappart
10. Energy Balance of Continental Surfaces and the Use of Surface Temperature by Jean-Pierre Lagouarde and Gilles Boulet
11. Remote Sensing Data Assimilation: Applications to Catchment Hydrology by Delphine Leroux and Thierry Pellarin
12. Satellite Data Assimilation: Application to the Water and Carbon Cycles by Jean-Christophe Calvet, Patricia De Rosnay, Alina L. Barbu and Souhail Boussetta

About the authors/editors

Nicolas Baghdadi is Research Director at IRSTEA in France. He is currently the scientific director of the French Land Data Centre (Theia).

Mehrez Zribi is Research Director at CNRS in France. He is currently active at CESBIO in Toulouse where he is also responsible for the team of observation systems.

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